Survival in the Primera: who needs what, and how relegation works

With two matches remaining of the 2011 Torneo Clausura, there are six clubs currently fighting to avoid the upper of the two relegation playoff spots in the notorious Promedio, Argentina's three-season-long, points-average table which is used to decide which sides are relegated. Quilmes, Huracán and Gimnasia La Plata are the clubs battling between themselves to... Continue Reading →

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The relegation situation

With just a few matches to go of the 2010 Torneo Clausura, the race down at the bottom of the Promedio is hotting up now. Racing's victory on Wednesday night over Atlético Tucumán has affected the race in a huge way, but with the relegation table worked out over three seasons it's not always immediately... Continue Reading →

Racing to salvation

A little later on today, Racing Club de Avellaneda will play Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy away from home. A win will be enough for them to confirm safety from relegation - they won't even have a threat of a playoff hanging over them if they claim three points against their already-relegated hosts - with... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 19 fixtures

Here it is, ladies and gents: the final weekend of the Primera A Torneo Clausura 2008. River are already champions, but there's still the small matter of relegation to sort out, and to that end the weekend's most important match is the winner-takes-all game in Santa Fé, where Colón host Racing. I'm in Nottingham on... Continue Reading →

A small victory

At the end of a long, hard, terrible season, Racing Club can finally be sure of one thing that is, at least slightly, positive. A Facundo Sava goal ten minutes before the break gave them a 1-0 victory over Huracán in El Cilindro, and with it the certainty that they won't be in the direct... Continue Reading →

Going down…?

San Martín de Tucumán will be replacing, rather than joining, their namesakes from San Juan in the Primera A next season. We knew that was looking likely but it was confirmed on Saturday evening after the sanjuaninos lost 3-1 away to Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, with César Carranza (twice) and Héctor Desvaux getting the... Continue Reading →

Dropping further

A managerial debut for Antonio Mohamed on Friday night, with his first match in charge of Colón a 0-0 draw at home to Gimnasia, a result which means his new side will continue in the relegation zone for at least a week longer. Racing, though, once again take the wooden spoon for the day after... Continue Reading →

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