Racing v Independiente: watch the clásico de Avellaneda, and listen to me commentate on it!

At 3pm Argentine time (7pm BST, 2pm EDT) this Sunday, the second biggest derby in Greater Buenos Aires - and maybe Argentina - kicks off, with league champions Racing hosting Independiente in the clásico de Avellaneda. After my attempts to talk over the two recent Copa Libertadores superclásicos apparently passed muster, I've been invited to provide English-language... Continue Reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 10 fixtures

This weekend is a big one in the 2011 Torneo Apertura. Leaders Boca Juniors host Tigre, one of the chasing pack. Champions Vélez Sarsfield will be seeing if they can make it two wins in a row at home to San Martín de San Juan, and on Monday Godoy Cruz host San Lorenzo in Mendoza.... Continue Reading →

At the death

Independiente's poor start to the season continues, whilst for Racing, the next fixture might just be looked upon with a little more optimism. El Rojo were leading as the away team in El Cilindro thanks to a Daniel Montenegro strike five minutes before the break, but as the match looked like it was dying, with... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’08: Round 3 fixtures

The third weekend is already upon us, with Boca returning to league action after their holiday in Catalunya by hosting Lanús. The champions are away to Banfield on Saturday, whilst it's an all-Santa Fe Province clash between Rosario Central and Colón which kicks the weekend off. Estudiantes, having finally won a match on Wednesday night... Continue Reading →

Hardly a classic

Racing vs. Independiente passed off without any incident on Saturday afternoon, either in the stands (fortunately) or on the pitch (less luckily). There were no goals, no sendings-off, and very little chance for either. The best thing about the match was the fans, who didn't get the show they deserved. Argentine footballers were best displayed in... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’07: Round 17 fixtures

After a two-week hiatus, Primera A football is back this weekend, with the title race entering its endgame. Gimnasia will go into it a little disorientated, after manager Julio Falcioni announced he won't be continuing in the post after the 2nd December, when the Apertura finishes. The big game is the Avellaneda derby on Saturday,... Continue Reading →

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