Racing beat Gimnasia, and All Boys win again

Racing easily saw off Gimnasia La Plata with some very nice football on Friday evening, but the big story was in Floresta, where All Boys beat Banfield 2-1 and, in the last action of the match, visiting striker Rubén Ramírez challenged All Boys' Hugo Barrientos a little too strongly for the latter's taste, and the... Continue Reading →

Late late goals on Friday night

Racing Club claimed their first point of the Torneo Apertura 2009 on Friday night thanks to a late equalising goal from their new forward Rubén Ramírez against his old team, Colón de Santa Fé, whilst Andrés Franzoia got a last-gasp winner for Central away to Tigre. Given the chance to level things from the spot... Continue Reading →

Three-way action

Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and - who'd have thunk it? - Tigre will have to play a three-team playoff to decide the 2008 Primera A Torneo Apertura title, after all three won their last matches of the campaign on Sunday to finish on 39 points. Lanús, who beat San Martín de Tucumán, are out of... Continue Reading →

Leaving it late

There were ten goals from four matches on Saturday, and they didn't stop coming until the very end of the final game. Both Independiente and Argentinos went into the match at El Cilindro in good form, and a draw seemed an inevitable result, but it only eventually arrived when the visitors equalised in the second... Continue Reading →

¡River Campeón!

It took a lot of digging deep in Sunday's match against a spirited and highly motivated Olimpo, but after four long years River Plate are finally able to call themselves champions of Argentina again. Thanks to a stellar performance from young gun Diego Buonanotte, Diego Simeone's side claimed the club's 33rd professional league title, beating the... Continue Reading →

A clash of champions

Arsenal de Sarandí, the winners of the most recent Copa Sudamericana, visited the current Argentine league champions Lanús on Friday night and got the thirteenth round of matches off to a cracking start, demolishing their hosts 6-2 to make Ramón Cabrero's final campaign in charge of the Granate just a little bit worse. Cabrero, with... Continue Reading →

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