A slim advantage

With two matches remaining of the 2008 Torneo Clausura, River Plate edged narrowly ahead of Estudiantes in the table, and with the opening of a two-point gap at the top of the table they can keep alive their dream of claiming a first trophy in four years, in Diego Simeone's first campaign in charge. River... Continue Reading →

The wait is over

It's been four years since Boca Juniors last beat River Plate in La Bombonera, during which time their sole consolation has been that River haven't won any trophies and they have done. On Sunday, though, with River arriving in La Boca on top of the league table, the run came to an end thanks to... Continue Reading →

Coasting at the top

When River Plate visited Tigre during the Clausura, the result was a 4-1 win for the hosts that pushed Daniel Passarella a little bit closer to the exit door at River. Today was the rematch, and the Millonarios showed just what a difference Diego Simeone is making at the club; they didn't play particularly well... Continue Reading →

River go top

There was a summit meeting tinged with sadness in Liniers on Sunday afternoon, as Vélez Sársfield, top with 13 points but having lost a fan a week ago to the ongoing violence in the country's footballing climate, hosted River Plate for the right to top the table as the first third of the 2008 Clausura... Continue Reading →

Here we go again…

Racing were hosting Estudiantes on Saturday night, but another match has fallen victim to the asterisks as a disallowed goal, combined with other contentious refereeing, sparked unrest in the stands and led to the suspension of the match with 13 minutes remaining. At kick off, Racing had managed to go 438 minutes without scoring, a... Continue Reading →

River enjoy their reunion

River and San Lorenzo kept up their respective records at the start of the season regarding goals: San Lorenzo still haven't scored, and River still haven't conceded in the league. Ramón Díaz and Andrés D'Alessandro both returned to the Monumental for an opposing team for the first time and had contrasting receptions from the home... Continue Reading →

Ischia gains popularity

Well, that's one way to do it. Carlos Ischia wasn't the Boca fans' choice of new manager, and his appointment caused some anger towards Pedro Pompilio when the latter first unveiled him, but on Saturday night, in the Estadio Mundialista of Mar del Plata, he took a huge step to winning over the fans: He... Continue Reading →

How demeaning

It's difficult to know who'll be more disappointed after Tuesday night's Torneo de Verano match-up. On the one hand, Racing are at a low enough point that they'll be expected to be happy with a goalless draw against a team made of youth players and reserves. On the other, Boca's youth players and reserves, who... Continue Reading →

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