On Sunday afternoon, the first match in Buenos Aires of the 2011 Copa América is played. It's the tournament final, and the lineup for it illustrates perfectly how iconoclastic this edition of the tournament has proven. Uruguay and Paraguay are the unexpected sides battling it out in the Estadio Monumental for the title of champions... Continue Reading →

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Goalkeeping uncertainty

In the wake of Saturday night's humiliation in Rosario at the hands of Brazil, Diego Maradona has been experimenting with personnel (if not formation) during Monday's training sessions. Whilst the outfield positions are still up in the air, one position that does look guaranteed to change is in goal, where Maradona seems set to use... Continue Reading →

Sensini-tional

Newell's Old Boys visited Roberto Sensini's Estudiantes in the first match of the weekend, and had their unbeaten start to the Clausura comprehensively taken to pieces as the hosts smashed them 5-2. Pablo Piatti scored twice and Newell's boss Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was sent off shortly before half-time in a match which got the third... Continue Reading →

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