At the death

Independiente's poor start to the season continues, whilst for Racing, the next fixture might just be looked upon with a little more optimism. El Rojo were leading as the away team in El Cilindro thanks to a Daniel Montenegro strike five minutes before the break, but as the match looked like it was dying, with... Continue Reading →

Disappointment all round

Independiente were the home side in Vélez's stadium for the clásico de Avellaneda on Saturday afternoon, and the result was one that didn't really suit either side. A win for Independiente would have put them in the Copa Sudamericana - one for Racing would have kept them in with a chance of avoiding a relegation... Continue Reading →

Independiente show the faith

Stand-in Independiente manager Miguel Santoro saw his future replacement unveiled earlier in the week, when Claudio Borghi was presented to the media, but made it clear on Thursday that, for the moment, he wasn't for shifting. Santoro announced he wouldn't be standing down voluntarily until June (which is in any case the earliest Borghi can... Continue Reading →

Independiente’s wait continues

Independiente haven't won in La Bombonera for twelve years, and that run continued on Sunday afternoon in the latest clásico of the weekend. In a lively match, they took the lead early on and saw Boca reduced to ten men shortly before the break, but had to settle for a point after a fine equaliser... Continue Reading →

Little to say

Racing and Independiente played out the most boring match of the 2008 Torneo de Verano on Sunday night, drawing 0-0 in front of stultified fans in Mendoza. With this result, Independiente lead the table, and will claim the title unless River beat San Lorenzo in the one remaining match, on Tuesday night. Very little happened... Continue Reading →

A bore draw

In a dire match in Mar del Plata, Independiente and San Lorenzo drew 1-1 in the Torneo de Verano. Once again, it was a match which saw a mix of first-teamers and reserves, with Pedro Troglio sending out a more or less full-strength Rojo side and Ramón Díaz preferring to experiment with kids and substitutes... Continue Reading →

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