Independiente’s Medel deal collapses; River close in on Fabbiani

Gary Medel isn't coming to Buenos Aires after all, in spite of last week's expectations. Universidad Católica, the player's Chilean club, have rejected Independiente's terms on the deal which had been announced last week to bring one of South America's most exiciting young midfielders to the Primera A. Meanwhile, River are close to a deal... Continue Reading →

Where are the champions?

The fallout from the clásico against San Lorenzo on Sunday is beginning to die down in Núñez now, after two days of bitter attacks on Cuervo defender Sebastián Méndez for his horrific attempt to snap Radamel Falcao García in two at the end of the match. Now, though, manager Diego Simeone has to look forward to the... Continue Reading →

Salcedo to River

One of the winter's longest-running transfer sagas has finally come to an end on Friday with the news that the apple of Diego Simeone's eye, Newell's Old Boys' Paraguayan striker Santiago Salcedo, has left Rosario to join River Plate. The champions have been ceded Salcedo's registration by Fernando Hidalgo and Eduardo López, a pair of businessmen who've just... 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 →

Newell’s get revenge

Newell's Old Boys got revenge on Rosario Central in the Rosario derby on Saturday, beating them 1-0 to get even after they lost the Apertura clásico by the same scoreline in their own stadium. El Gigante del Arroyito hosted a match in which the visitors were more intelligent and created more chances, which was settled... Continue Reading →


Newell's Old Boys visited Roberto Sensini's Estudiantes in the first match of the weekend, and had their unbeaten start to the Clausura comprehensively taken to pieces as the hosts smashed them 5-2. Pablo Piatti scored twice and Newell's boss Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was sent off shortly before half-time in a match which got the third... Continue Reading →

Upsetting the form book

Newell's Old Boys need to buck their ideas up if they're going to avoid a relegation struggle during the Clausura, as I said on Thursday in the Clausura preview. On Friday evening, in the first league match of the year, they started the fight, with an unlikely victory away to 2007 Clausura winners San Lorenzo.... Continue Reading →

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