Why Newell’s are worthy title winners

The final round of the Torneo Final is underway as I type, and Saturday's matches don't really have much importance. The important stuff is on Sunday, when the final relegation spot will be decided. But before that, there's time to celebrate Newell's Old Boys' title win, which has been one of the more well-deserved of... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: Maxi downs Chelsea, Gago’s brilliant strike and more (video)

As ever, there were a number of Argentine goals during the weekend just gone in leagues across Europe. Oddly, there were none in Mexico this weekend (for the first time since I began accepting contributions for this post!), so Tom Clark hasn't been able to fill us in with anything. In England, though, Sergio Agüero... Continue Reading →

One step forward…

Argentina's preparations for their World Cup second round match on Sunday against Mexico continue apace, with FIFA officially confirming that Juan Sebastián Verón's 135 successful passes against Greece is a new record for a single player in a single match in World Cups (statistics started in 1966). On the squad's day off, Jonás Gutiérrez -... Continue Reading →

Scotland 0 – 1 Argentina

Diego Maradona's first match in charge of Argentina saw few surprises. Against improving and tenacious opponents, a big win was never on the cards, but those who've doubted the wisdom of Maradona's appointment can take some encouragement from a performance in which the Albiceleste actually played like a team. Atlético de Madrid's Maxi Rodríguez scored... Continue Reading →

Argentines abroad: 10th – 11th May 2008

The first thing to do, of course, is remind everyone that nominations are open for the HEGS Award for Best Argentine Football in a Foreign League. Email your chosen one to sam@hastaelgolsiempre.com with 'HEGS Award' in the subject line (unless you already have, obviously). There were two major triumphs for Argentine players in the weekend... Continue Reading →

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