Argentines Abroad: the end-of-season finale

The domestic football season has now come to an end across Europe, and also in Mexico. Argentines have been key to the denouements of leagues and cups across western Europe, so here's the rundown of who's won what - from the FA Cup to the Mexican Clausura - and who else has impressed in the... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: Palacio hits a double, and Agüero ends his drought

In Italy, Rodrigo Palacio hit a double for Genoa in an incredible comeback from 3-0 down at home to Roma, in which he helped his side to a 4-3 win. In England, Carlos Tevez helped Manchester City add some gloss to an FA Cup win over Notts County. And in Spain, Sergio Agüero, goalless for... Continue Reading →

Ahead again

Estudiantes have taken full advantage of their early start to the weekend, applying pressure on River Plate by going top of the table themselves on Friday night with a comfortable 3-1 win at home to Rosario Central. The visitors were victorious against River last weekend, but this time round Roberto Sensini's men were too much... Continue Reading →

Sensini-tional

Newell's Old Boys visited Roberto Sensini's Estudiantes in the first match of the weekend, and had their unbeaten start to the Clausura comprehensively taken to pieces as the hosts smashed them 5-2. Pablo Piatti scored twice and Newell's boss Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was sent off shortly before half-time in a match which got the third... Continue Reading →

Cuenca 1 – 0 Estudiantes

Roberto Sensini sent out an attack-minded lineup to face Deportivo Cuenca in Estudiantes' opening Group 2 match of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent Argentina's clubs from suffering two defeats on the opening night. At altitude, Estudiantes couldn't hack it against their Ecuadorian opponents. Well, that's a bit harsh.... Continue Reading →

Upsetting the form book

Newell's Old Boys need to buck their ideas up if they're going to avoid a relegation struggle during the Clausura, as I said on Thursday in the Clausura preview. On Friday evening, in the first league match of the year, they started the fight, with an unlikely victory away to 2007 Clausura winners San Lorenzo.... Continue Reading →

It’s all happening in La Plata

Both La Plata sides are in the headlines a week and a day before the city's clásico, for different reasons. Gimnasia got back to winning ways and kept Newell's miserable away run in the Apertura going, beating them 2-0 in the Estadio Municipal last night in the postponed 12th round match. Lucas Landa and Ignacio... Continue Reading →

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