Torneo Apertura 2009: round 18 fixtures

Don't worry, Argentines Abroad (or a curtailed version of it) will be online at some point later in the week, but the pressing issue for now is that the penultimate round of the Torneo Apertura takes place in midweek. Banfield play after Newell's - and Pablo Lunati, who refereed and gave some dodgy decisions against... Continue Reading →

Training news

Américo Gallego has taken his first training session as boss of Independiente, dressed all in red as he spoke to the press. Meanwhile, Christian 'El Flaco' Fabbiani has rejoined his River Plate team-mates after his 'mini-pre-season' in Tandil weighing fully five kilos less than he did a few weeks ago, and River's derby opponents on... Continue Reading →

River and Racing draw in Mendoza

Sunday night's Torneo de Verano match took place in the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza, and saw Racing leading in a closely-fought game which only came to something approximating life in the second half. With almost the last attack of the game, though, Néstor Gorosito's men got a deserved equaliser to remain unbeaten after two... Continue Reading →

Off the mark

In his second match in charge, Diego Simeone has his first win as River Plate manager. The Torneo de Verano continued in Salta on Friday night, as Simeone's side met his former playing club Racing, and won 2-0 thanks to some good play and a couple of red cards for La Academia. Elsewhere, the invitational... Continue Reading →

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