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 →

Ortega and Nieto out on loan, and Boca’s duo are close to the exit

Ariel Ortega agreed with the River Plate board on Tuesday to go out on loan for a season to Mendoza club Independiente Rivadavia, of Primera B Nacional. Ortega turned down the chance to move to the United Arab Emirates to play a season for Al Mir Sports due to the distance from his family and... Continue Reading →

Two vital wins

The sixth round of matches in the 2008 Torneo Clausura got underway on Friday with two vital wins for sides at opposite ends of the table. Estudiantes kept their early-season title push on track with a 3-2 win at home to San Martín, whilst earlier Central had travelled to fellow relegation strugglers Olimpo in a... Continue Reading →


Newell's Old Boys visited Roberto Sensini's Estudiantes in the first match of the weekend, and had their unbeaten start to the Clausura comprehensively taken to pieces as the hosts smashed them 5-2. Pablo Piatti scored twice and Newell's boss Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was sent off shortly before half-time in a match which got the third... Continue Reading →

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