Argentina squad vs Japan

Sergio Batista has announced the Argentina squad which will travel to Tokyo for a friendly against Japan on the 8th October. In spite of the injury he suffered against Atlético de Madrid at the weekend, Lionel Messi is included, as are returnees Oscar Ustari and José Sosa. There's also a first call-up to the senior... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura 2010 in review

A bit of a paradox, this torneo corto (short championship), because in spite of it only lasting 19 matches, it's been an absolute epic. We've seen four teams in contention for the title, two of whom couldn't have been expected to do so well at the turn of the year, as well as the (sort... Continue Reading →

Racing across the line

Racing and Newell's Old Boys completed their seasons on Friday night in El Cilindro, with Ricardo Caruso Lombardi's boys completing a stunning campaign - largely under their new manager - to climb to fifth place prior to the rest of the weekend's games. After an appalling start which saw Alexis Machuca give Newell's the lead... Continue Reading →

Chau-chau, Pepe

In Pepe Santoro's last match in charge (he announced his impending resignation earlier on Friday, in spite of Independiente president Julio Comparada's attempts to convince him to stay on Thursday), Independiente turned in their best performance of the year so far. An astonishing match against Newell's in the Tomás A. Ducó was looking unusuallly low-scoring... Continue Reading →

At the death

Independiente's poor start to the season continues, whilst for Racing, the next fixture might just be looked upon with a little more optimism. El Rojo were leading as the away team in El Cilindro thanks to a Daniel Montenegro strike five minutes before the break, but as the match looked like it was dying, with... Continue Reading →

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