An early six-pointer

The biggest clash of the opening weekend of the 2009 Torneo Apertura could well be the match in Rosario between Central and Racing, two clubs eager to improve on their relegation points averages early on in the season. This was particularly important in Central's case, and it was the hosts who won thanks to a... Continue Reading →

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Torneo Apertura 2009: Round 1 fixtures

¡Ya regrese el fútbol! Matías Defederico might be on his way to the Premier League via a loan deal with Huracán for the Clausura, after club president Carlos Babington claimed an impending deal with Corinthians had collapsed over the Brazilian club's desire to pay the transfer fee in eighteen separate payments. Matías Almeyda - ask... Continue Reading →

A question of rights and wrongs

I've had a lazy weekend writing-wise, with the last weekend before hostilities in Argentina commence again giving one final chance for a bit of a break. All the same, I was busy at the end of last week writing for Soccernet on why the Argentine league will be kicking off later than scheduled this season,... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’09: Round 18 fixtures

The penultimate round of Torneo Clausura matches is played this weekend, after which we've got a fortnight's gap due to next week's Argentine elections. Vélez Sársfield would win the league on Sunday if they beat Lanús and Huracán lose against Arsenal (two matches which will be played simultaneously). San Martín de Tucumán will be relegated if... Continue Reading →

A milestone for River

The current team might be trying their best to erase all positive memories of the club's history for their fans, but River Plate can celebrate a milestone of sorts today. In 1908 they won a promotion playoff with Racing, and one hundred years ago today, on the 2nd May 1909, they beat Argentino de Quilmes... Continue Reading →

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