Another promotion celebration, and a debut double for Sava

Following San Martín de Tucumán's winning start to their first season back in Primera A last night, it was the turn of Godoy Cruz to cause a shock, and not only did they win, they did so away from home against one of the more impressive teams of the last few years. Two goals from... Continue Reading →

Belgrano 1 – 1 Racing

Following Gimnasia de Jujuy's away draw with Unión on Wednesday evening, Racing got one of their own in Córdoba against Belgrano to set up a return at El Cilindro on Sunday. In the first half, Facundo Sava was on his best form, scoring once but missing an absolute bucketload as Racing more or less shut... 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 →

Disappointment all round

Independiente were the home side in Vélez's stadium for the clásico de Avellaneda on Saturday afternoon, and the result was one that didn't really suit either side. A win for Independiente would have put them in the Copa Sudamericana - one for Racing would have kept them in with a chance of avoiding a relegation... Continue Reading →

Different ambitions

One of the smaller clubs in the Greater Buenos Aires region hosted one of the biggest on Friday night, but a complete newcomer to Argentine football would have had difficulty picking out which was which. Racing have struggled for a while but now they've fallen to the curse of the perennial underdog - playing well... Continue Reading →

Little to say

Racing and Independiente played out the most boring match of the 2008 Torneo de Verano on Sunday night, drawing 0-0 in front of stultified fans in Mendoza. With this result, Independiente lead the table, and will claim the title unless River beat San Lorenzo in the one remaining match, on Tuesday night. Very little happened... 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 →

Avellaneda calling

With the World Cup qualifiers out of the way, the focus returns this weekend to Argentine domestic action, and one fixture stands out above the title-chasers' clashes - because this weekend sees the 'second derby' of Buenos Aires, the clásico de Avellaneda. Racing will host Independiente on Saturday and will be eager, of course, to... Continue Reading →

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