Argentines Abroad: Another for Messi, & Rolfi hits a stunner (video)

There wasn't much Argentine action to speak of in England's Premier League this weekend, but in Italy, Spain and Mexico there were strong performances as ever. There were Argentines on the scoresheet in Catania, and Eduardo Salvio got one for Benfica. Lionel Messi came up with another brilliant finish - this time with his head... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: Tevez & Messi both notch hat tricks

He's not in Argentina's squad to face Portugal on Wednesday, of course, but Carlos Tevez celebrated his birthday on Saturday with a first half hat trick against West Brom for Manchester City, and on the very same day the world's best current Barcelona number 10, Lionel Messi, got a triplete of his own against Atlético... Continue Reading →

Chau-chau, Pepe

In Pepe Santoro's last match in charge (he announced his impending resignation earlier on Friday, in spite of Independiente president Julio Comparada's attempts to convince him to stay on Thursday), Independiente turned in their best performance of the year so far. An astonishing match against Newell's in the Tomás A. Ducó was looking unusuallly low-scoring... Continue Reading →

Two good sound thrashings

Friday night saw two matches featuring teams in need of wins to aid their positions in the relegation dogfight. Both those sides got the three points they were hoping for in spectacular fashion. First, Gimnasia de Jujuy thrashed Independiente (who have now recorded four consecutive away defeats) 4-1, before Rosario Central pitched up at El... Continue Reading →

New year transfer action

Ins and outs for the two giants of Argentine football: champions Boca Juniors appear to have lost Neri Cardozo against their wishes, whilst new River Plate manager Néstor Gorosito is on the verge of making his first signing, Colombian centre back Humberto Mendoza. Independiente have some good news: Daniel Montenegro isn't going anywhere. Cardozo has apparently... Continue Reading →

Rolfi gets a call up!

This wasn't expected. Diego Maradona has named three - not five - home-based players to be added to the Argentina squad prior to this weekend's international friendly against Scotland in Glasgow, in his first match as selección boss. In spite of Boca Juniors having exited the Copa Sudamericana, Juan Román Riquelme is not one of them.... Continue Reading →

Leaving it late

There were ten goals from four matches on Saturday, and they didn't stop coming until the very end of the final game. Both Independiente and Argentinos went into the match at El Cilindro in good form, and a draw seemed an inevitable result, but it only eventually arrived when the visitors equalised in the second... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

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