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 →

¡Vélez campeón!

In circumstances about as controversial as they come, and after thirteen minutes of second half stoppage time, Vélez Sársfield beat Huracán by a single late goal from Maxi Moralez - who was sent off for his celebration - to climb above them in the table and claim the Torneo Clausura 2009 title. Huracán had a... Continue Reading →

Newell’s finish fifth

The total of 25 points that Racing were aiming for in the Apertura hasn't been met, but they weren't far off. They ultimately have to settle for 22, after a disappointing performance in El Coloso Del Parque saw them end their Torneo Apertura with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Newell's Old Boys. For... Continue Reading →

The resurgence continues

God knows where this has come from. Racing have looked a better team so far in the Apertura, but lost last week to Banfield and had a tricky match this weekend against top-of-the-table San Lorenzo in a clásico that surely, none of their fans thought they could win. But win it they did, thanks to... Continue Reading →

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 →

Safe at last

It's been a long and tortuous season for Racing, but on Sunday night, at last, their fans will finally be able to sleep sound in their beds, and when they wake up on Monday morning will be going into work or school with, if not pride, then at least a massive sense of relief. On... Continue Reading →

Same old story

Saturday saw two clásicos in Primera A. Estudiantes beat Gimnasia 'away' in the Estadio Municipal de La Plata, Ezequiel Maggiolo scoring twice either side of Federico Domínguez's equaliser, and both sides having two men sent off. But if you think that makes a front page-worthy match in Argentina, think again. Because Racing took the lead against Boca... Continue Reading →

Too much to hope for

After winning 1-0 against Arsenal de Sarandí last weekend, Racing were on a roll and looking at turn their first win of 2008 into the start of a run. As it transpired, though, two wins in a row was asking just a little bit too much, and Juan Manuel Llop's side had to settle for... Continue Reading →

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