Independiente ease past Estudiantes, and River win a second straight in Nacional B (video)

Saturday's Torneo Apertura action saw Lanús held away to new boys San Martín de San Juan, 0-0. San Lorenzo had the better of Argentinos Juniors in the Nuevo Gasómetro, and although they needed the help of a couple of fairly late goals, they were deserving 3-1 winners, and later in the evening Independiente edged past... Continue Reading →

River Plate: the rebuilding begins, and next season’s new horizons

The morning after the night before, River Plate are being forced to adjust to life as a Nacional B institution. J.J. López is gone as manager, and might leave the club altogether. Ramón Díaz, who watched the game on television in Miami, has offered to take charge in the second division. Juan Pablo Carrizo returns... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

As I've done in every year of HEGS' existence, always at great inconvenience to myself (seriously, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to pull this information together for such a short post) you'll find here the only single page on the whole internet (I think) with all of Argentina's promotions and relegations, across every... Continue Reading →

Gimnasia do it again

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata lost the first leg of their Promoción last year away to Atlético Rafaela 3-0, but still stayed up. This week, they lost the first leg 1-0 away to Atlético Rafaela, but after a dramatic second half they've kept their place in the Primera División, winning 3-1 in La Plata for... Continue Reading →

Bizarre symmetry

All Boys had played Central in Rosario thirteen times without winning a single match before Sunday, but they've just completed a 3-0 win in El Gigante Del Arroyito which gives them a place in the Primera División for next season and relegates Central to Nacional B. The last time Central were relegated, Argentinos Juniors won... Continue Reading →

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