Contract talks at Boca

Boca Juniors are currently going through something of a miserable post-season tour of the United States - a few evenings ago they lost 1-0 to Los Angeles Galaxy and on Wednesday night they crashed 3-0 against Seattle Sounders (you can see the goals here). That's largely a reserve side though, lead by outgoing manager Roberto... Continue Reading →

Superclásico Clausura 2010: the lineups

The first competitive superclásico of 2010 is only five hours away, and even with both Boca Juniors and River Plate enduring turgid campaigns after years of underachievement, it's still the most talked-about fixture in Argentine football. Martín Palermo could become Boca's all-time highest goalscorer outright today, although whilst the Argentine press have now all decided... Continue Reading →

Superclásico highlights

The scores and scorers of the weekend will be up in a few hours' time - after the super, Tigre and Argentinos drew 1-1 in Victoria and Colón then took over the leadership of the table in the weekend's final match with a 2-1 win over fellow contenders San Lorenzo in El Cementerio. For now... Continue Reading →

Going Loco

As you may be aware, Argentina play Brazil later on Saturday (kick off at 21:30 local time, 01:30 Sunday morning UK time) in a qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Brazil don't need to win but Argentina, if they're going to keep alive realistic hopes of qualifying automatically, have to. They've... Continue Reading →

Late call-ups

Only a quick news update here: there have been a few late call-ups by Diego Maradona for the Argentine national team as they prepare for their World Cup qualifiers at home to Brazil (in Rosario, on Saturday) and away to Paraguay (in Asunción next week). This was expected because Maradona left the door open for... Continue Reading →

Palermo sign the ‘new Kaká’

Well that's what they say he's going to become, anyway. Javier Pastore, the just-turned-20-year-old hero of Huracán's championship challenge during the Torneo Clausura, was unveiled as the newest signing at Palermo, where he told the press, 'my model is Riquelme.' Elsewhere in Europe, various Argentines played in pre-season friendlies for their clubs, including Javier Mascherano,... Continue Reading →

Defensor Sporting 2 – 2 Boca Juniors: the goals

The goals from Thursday night's 2-2 draw in Montevideo between Defensor Sporting of Uruguay and Boca Juniors, in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores last 16, are online now - you can watch them right here. Just read on... Copa Libertadores 2009 last 16, 14th May: Defensor Sporting (URU) 2 - 2 Boca Juniors

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