Copa Libertadores: Vélez take a step towards the semis (video)

Vélez Sarsfield weren't allowed to play the home leg of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final in the Estadio José Amalfitani on Thursday, owing to incidents involving pyrotechnics during Monday's Primera División match against Banfield, and as a result they played in an unimpressively-populated Bombonera against Libertad of Paraguay. The visitors were expected to offer stiff resistance,... Continue Reading →

Racing across the line

Racing and Newell's Old Boys completed their seasons on Friday night in El Cilindro, with Ricardo Caruso Lombardi's boys completing a stunning campaign - largely under their new manager - to climb to fifth place prior to the rest of the weekend's games. After an appalling start which saw Alexis Machuca give Newell's the lead... Continue Reading →

Championship form at La Academia

The weekend's clásico in the Nuevo Gasómetro was one, like last week's super, in which a certain amount was lacking. Both sides seemed as preoccupied with guarding their own goal as each other, and less so with trying to score for themselves. An incredible finale, though, saw Racing snatch an equaliser from the jaws of... Continue Reading →

Racing beat San Lorenzo

Yes, that's right. San Lorenzo entered the summer action in Mar del Plata on Wednesday night against Racing, and they suffered the indignity of actually losing to Juan Manuel Llop's side. In what was essentially a match between reserve sides, there was plenty of poor passing and neither side looked fully interested. The best chance... Continue Reading →

Chau… and thanks for the memories

Rosario Central put a little bit more pressure on Racing prior to Saturday's derby between La Academia and Independiente, as they beat Tigre 4-2 in El Gigante Del Arroyito to move clear of their rivals in the Promedio. Tomás Costa, who's moving to Portugese champions Porto after this weekend, signed off with a goal. This... Continue Reading →

Coasting at the top

When River Plate visited Tigre during the Clausura, the result was a 4-1 win for the hosts that pushed Daniel Passarella a little bit closer to the exit door at River. Today was the rematch, and the Millonarios showed just what a difference Diego Simeone is making at the club; they didn't play particularly well... Continue Reading →

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