Late late goals on Friday night

Racing Club claimed their first point of the Torneo Apertura 2009 on Friday night thanks to a late equalising goal from their new forward Rubén Ramírez against his old team, Colón de Santa Fé, whilst Andrés Franzoia got a last-gasp winner for Central away to Tigre. Given the chance to level things from the spot... Continue Reading →

Torneo Apertura 2008: The campaign in review

Hopefully all HEGS readers had a good few days off for Christmas (those who had days off for it, at least). After a couple of days away from the keyboard myself (you only need a mouse to play Football Manager), I hope I've now got things straight enough to look back on what was a... Continue Reading →

¡Boca Campeón!

In the end it was the most nail-biting of finishes, as Tigre tried and tried to break down Boca's resistance, but the most incredible of titles wasn't to be. Boca lost the match, 1-0, to a Leandro Lázzaro header midway through the second half - but with all three sides tied on three points in... Continue Reading →

Three-way action

Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and - who'd have thunk it? - Tigre will have to play a three-team playoff to decide the 2008 Primera A Torneo Apertura title, after all three won their last matches of the campaign on Sunday to finish on 39 points. Lanús, who beat San Martín de Tucumán, are out of... Continue Reading →

To the last day!

The Argentine title race is closer than it's ever been. Two years ago, Boca Juniors lost their last two matches to set up a playoff - the first ever - against Estudiantes which the La Plata side won. On Sunday this weekend, Boca drew away to Gimnasia La Plata, at the same time as Tigre... Continue Reading →

Tigre roar to the top

San Lorenzo's slump was momentarily halted last weekend, but it's not been enough to prevent the other challengers from creeping up behind them, and on Saturday night Tigre - whose second-place finish in last year's Apertura was the highest in their history - are joint top of the league, after their win at home to... 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 →

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