Argentines Abroad: Another for Messi, & Rolfi hits a stunner (video)

There wasn't much Argentine action to speak of in England's Premier League this weekend, but in Italy, Spain and Mexico there were strong performances as ever. There were Argentines on the scoresheet in Catania, and Eduardo Salvio got one for Benfica. Lionel Messi came up with another brilliant finish - this time with his head... Continue Reading →

Chávez replaces Pérez in Argentina squad; Erviti to Boca; Camoranesi to River?

Since Sergio Batista's Argentina squad list was made official on Monday, it's been strongly hinted that one particular change would be made, and so it has come to pass. In a move that frankly makes one wonder why the Estudiantes midfielder was named in the first place, Enzo Pérez has been replaced in the squad... Continue Reading →

Chacarita are on the up…

On Monday night Chacarita Juniors took one step closer to the horrific possibility of clashing once more with Boca Juniors next season after beating Unión de Santa Fe 4-2 in Ferro's stadium. Javier Toledo hit a hat-trick to move El Funebrero six points clear at the top of the Primera B Nacional table. With the... Continue Reading →

Yet another draw

The national Under 20s played their first match of the final group in the Sudamericano Sub 20 on Saturday evening, and yet again - like four of their five first round matches - they drew. This time Paraguay were the opponents. In stiflingly hot Puerto Ordaz, Argentina started the stronger of the two sides with Juan... Continue Reading →

Competitive football at last!

Proper football has returned to Argentina with the start of the qualifying rounds for the 2009 Copa Libertadores de América. Estudiantes de La Plata travelled to Lima where they met Sporting Cristal, former finalists of this competition but for now just glad to be here after CONMEBOL came so close to booting Peruvian clubs out... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo’s run ends

Saturday saw the end of Racing's near-historic one-match winning run, and on Sunday it was the turn of another of the 'Big Five' to have an impressive spell brought to an end. Ramón Díaz's San Lorenzo visited Argentinos Juniors in La Paternal and took the lead thanks to an Aureliano Torres penalty, but were denied... Continue Reading →

Wednesday night’s Libertadores goals

The goals from Wednesday night's Copa Libertadores matches featuring Estudiantes, who won 2-1 away against Danubio, and Arsenal, who got walloped 6-0 in Rio by Fluminense, are online now, and you can see them right here. Danubio 1 - 2 Estudiantes de La Plata Fluminense 6 - 0 Arsenal de Sarandí

Danubio 1 – 2 Estudiantes

Roberto Sensini's Estudiantes may have recorded their first league loss of the season at the weekend against San Lorenzo, but on Wednesday night they finally got their Copa Libertadores Group 2 effort up and running, coming from behind in the second half to win 2-1 against Danubio in Montevideo thanks to a Juan Sebastián Verón penalty and... Continue Reading →

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