On his way?

River Plate's exit on Thursday night from the Copa Libertadores was so dramatic, even some of the opposition were left feeling a bit bad about it. Granted, Ramón Díaz isn't exactly the world's biggest River-hater, but after helping eliminate his former club, he made an apology of sorts. Another man saying sorry, meanwhile, might be rather more... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo win through

With LDU Quito already lying in wait in the quarter-final after knocking out Estudiantes on Tuesday night, River Plate and San Lorenzo met in the Monumental to decide their all-Argentine last sixteen tie and, in a phenomenal match, it was San Lorenzo, the only one of Argentina's 'Big Five' never to have won the Copa... 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 →

The players are revolting

The saga of Sebastián Saja took a further twist on Wednesday when the player turned up for San Lorenzo's morning training session flanked by one of the club's medical chiefs, and was told to do one by manager Ramón Díaz. Elsewhere, Paulo Ferrari's been talking about his own place in Diego Simeone's River Plate setup... Saja arrived... Continue Reading →

Beach party

For the second year running, River Plate's fans can celebrate on the beaches of Mar del Plata after their side succesfully defended the Torneo de Verano trophy won last January. The extra-heated atmosphere that River - San Lorenzo matches have taken on since Ramón Díaz took over at the Boedo club was present as ever,... 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 →

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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