Argentines Abroad 2011-12: It begins…

This isn't going to be a very complete Argentines Abroad post, because I've been very busy so far this week, and of course Spain and Italy both have yet to get underway properly, but two of our regular contributors from last season have already sent in pieces to help our readers get up to speed with... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad – some good news

The chaotic 3-1 defeat to Brazil on Saturday night wasn't the only action for Argentine players over the weekend. There was a full programme of matches in Mexico's Primera División, and plenty of Argentines had starring roles. In a little taster as a first proper Argentines Abroad of the season, Tom Clark gave me a... Continue Reading →

Tough at the top

After a 1-1 draw in the Nuevo Gasómetro last week, San Lorenzo travelled to Quito for the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Liga Deportiva Universitaria knowing they faced an uphill struggle to qualify - playing at altitude against opponents who already had an away goal, and furthermore who had yet to lose a... Continue Reading →

LDU Quito 2 – 0 Estudiantes

Estudiantes controlled the first half despite playing away at altitude in Ecuador, but came unstuck in the second. Goals from Joffre Guerrón and Damián Manso combined with a late red card for Estuidiantes' Juan Manuel Díaz to make the task back in La Plata for next week's second leg an uphill one. Roberto Sensini's men... Continue Reading →

Arsenal all but out, River all but through

Two Argentine sides were in action in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night. Arsenal de Sarandí, Copa Sudamericana holders, continued to embarrass themselves in the bigger competition, conceding six goals for the second time in this group stage, this time at altitude to LDU Quito. River Plate, meanwhile, virtually assured their presence in the second... Continue Reading →

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