A leopard never changes its spots

So the saying goes, and so it's proven this weekend. Germán Denis has moved clubs and continents, joining Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli, and is scoring as freely as ever in pre-season for his new side. He got a hat-trick in his first appearance (as did Lavezzi last year, funnily enough) and scored again on Sunday... Continue Reading →

Denis to Napoli, and an angry Turk

Independiente aren't yet out of the hunt for a Copa Sudamericana place, but if they qualify for continental competition they'll be playing in it next season without their top scorer Germán Denis, whose transfer to Napoli is looking more and more like a done deal. Colón manager Antonio 'El Turco' Mohamed, meanwhile, is refusing to apologise... Continue Reading →

Denis to Napoli?

Germán Denis has been banging the goals in for Independiente regularly for some time now, so it's no surprise to hear him linked with a European club, and according to Italy's Corriere dello Sport, he could be on his way to join Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli. Diego Maradona's former club are reportedly preparing an €8... Continue Reading →

Team news

With just a few days remaining before the 2008 Torneo Clausura begins, some of the sides are still going over their options when it comes to the formations and personnel for their opening matches. No such trouble for Argentina's Olympic manager Sergio Batista, who already seems to know his starting XI for Wednesday's match against Guatemala... Continue Reading →

Ten years on

The 25th October 1997 was an historic day in the history of football, and today we arrive at its tenth anniversary. Because ten years ago today, in the Monumental, Boca Juniors beat River Plate 2-1. Historic for what exactly? No, my fellow River fans, it wasn't the last time we lost a superclásico (the unbeaten run... Continue Reading →

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