Independiente, the most successful club in the history of the Copa Libertadores de América, were all but eliminated from this year's Copa on Tuesday night by a 1-1 draw at home to 2008 winners, Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito of Ecuador. After some desperately poor group performances so far, Independiente had to win tonight to... Continue Reading →
Santoro starts well, and Russo for the selección?
Pepé Santoro's first match in charge of Independiente (of his current spell at least) was a pleasing one for the manager. Visiting the 'Elephants' Graveyard', away to Colón, Santoro saw Lionel Núñez pay back with interest the confidence the manager had so publicly placed in him during the week, as El Rojo won 2-1 thanks to... Continue Reading →
Almost crazy over Lunati
There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →
Arsenal all but out, River all but through
Two Argentine sides were in action in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night. Arsenal de Sarandí, Copa Sudamericana holders, continued to embarrass themselves in the bigger competition, conceding six goals for the second time in this group stage, this time at altitude to LDU Quito. River Plate, meanwhile, virtually assured their presence in the second... Continue Reading →