AFA protests, and Sand on his way

That is, protests against the AFA, not protests on the part of the AFA. At six on Tuesday evening, two coaches dropped off sixty or seventy people outside the AFA headquarters who proceeded to mount a protest against current AFA President Julio Grondona. Earlier in the day, José Sand was sold by Lanús to Al Ain... Continue Reading →

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San Martín fall, Gimnasia survive another few days

The big finale of the 2009 Torneo Clausura has seen its first act played out with a late winner for visitors Lanús in Tucumán and a victory for the hosts in La Plata which see Gimnasia La Plata secure a relegation playoff spot ahead of San Martín de Tucumán, who go straight down to B... Continue Reading →

A night of contrasts

Friday night saw two very different matches. In Tucumán, there was a relatively dull 1-0 win for San Martín over Arsenal, Daniel Vega scoring again for the hosts in the 26th minute to help them return to winning ways after two straight defeats had put an end to a promising start to the season. In... Continue Reading →

Sand gets the call

With Messers Tevez and Riquelme suspended, and Sergio Agüero injured, Barcelona's Lionel Messi will be the only one of Argentina's 'fantastic four' (the phrase is Olé's and not, I would like to impress upon you, my own) who will feature against Chile in Santiago on Wednesday night. Agüero, who only picked up a minor knock... Continue Reading →

Lanús join Estudiantes

Following Estudiantes' aggregate loss to LDU Quito on Tuesday night, Lanús took on Atlas in the Estadio Jalisco and also exited the tournament. Having lost 1-0 last week in Buenos Aires, Ramón Cabrero's side needed to win at least 2-1 to advance, and failed in agonising fashion - Lautaro Acosta got a 90th minute goal... Continue Reading →

Too much to hope for

After winning 1-0 against Arsenal de Sarandí last weekend, Racing were on a roll and looking at turn their first win of 2008 into the start of a run. As it transpired, though, two wins in a row was asking just a little bit too much, and Juan Manuel Llop's side had to settle for... Continue Reading →

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