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Arsenal MUST win a domestic Cup this season at least

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What Are Our Chances? by AH So we now have three new quality players added to our first team, and with no starting XI players leaving (yet!), our squad is considerably stronger than last season. But what else do we need to do? What other positions do we need to strengthen in? In my opinion [...]

The Arsenal Debate – Do you prefer Champions League or a Cup Double?

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Topic for the day: Domestic cup double or CL football? by KJ I'm sure I covered this earlier in the season but we were in a much different situation than we are now. Liverpool are in the finals of the FA cup and could go onto completing a domestic cup double. This has sparked comparison [...]

Argentine football

Copa Argentina 2011-2012: the competition so far

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It's been relatively unheralded here on HEGS so far, but Hand Of Pod listeners will be aware that there's a new competition in Argentine football this season which is well underway. The Copa Argentina is the AFA's first attempt at ... Continue reading →

All Boys beat Argentinos for first time in 35 years, Lanús qualify for the Copa & Racing also win (video)

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The penultimate round of matches in the 2011 Torneo Apertura started on Tuesday with a fairly dull few games. Olimpo and Estudiantes played out a dull goalless draw, and in the four matches as a whole there were only three ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 18 fixtures

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The penultimate round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura is upon us already, with four matches today, two tomorrow and four on Thursday. We kick things off with the All Boys v Argentinos Juniors clásico in Floresta, and late tonight Racing host ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: San Lorenzo get a big win in Tigre relegation clash, and the round’s scores & scorers (video)

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After Sunday saw Boca Juniors win the title, Monday saw a match that could prove just as important come the end of the season (i.e. Clausura); the relegation battle between San Lorenzo and Tigre. The resurgent visitors were beaten by ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: ¡Boca campeón! (video)

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Boca Juniors were crowned champions of Argentina on Sunday, with two matches left of the 2011 Torneo Apertura. A 3-0 win against Banfield gave Julio César Falcioni's men the title all they'd needed was a draw. Darío Cvitanich scored ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: Rafaela down Vélez, Verón leaves to an ovation as Estudiantes beat All Boys and more (video)

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Friday's and Saturday's matches in the 2011 Torneo Apertura have seen no shortage of goals, and as expected, one postponed match San Lorenzo v Tigre will now be played on Monday at 20:30, for the reasons outlined in this ... Continue reading →

Doubts surround San Lorenzo v Tigre as political interests come into play again

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The seventeenth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura is already underway, with Estudiantes just having beaten All Boys 3-0 in La Plata, but it's still not clear exactly when San Lorenzo v Tigre will be played. The argument over the ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: round 17 fixtures

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This weekend is the penultimate of the Torneo Apertura, even though there are three rounds left to play. That's because the next round is in midweek, meaning a week from now we'll be entering the final round of the season. ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: round 16 scores and scorers (at last…)

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At long last, the scores and scorers from the sixteenth round of the Torneo Apertura are here. Sorry for the delay. Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, sixteenth round Club Atlético Tigre (C. Luna 15; D. Castaño 66; D. Morales 77) ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: Boca on the brink, Banfield & Argentinos draw & Sunday’s other goals (video)

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Boca Juniors moved nine points clear with just nine to play for in the 2011 Torneo Apertura table on Sunday, meaning they need just one more point from their remaining three matches to claim their first league title in three ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: Tigre get a huge win, Racing lose at last and more (video)

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The 2011 Torneo Apertura matches on Friday and Saturday have seen a number of eye-opening results. First, on Friday, Tigre beat Atlético Rafaela 3-0 at home and, astonishingly given where they were at the start of the season, climbed out ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 16 fixtures

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League leaders Boca Juniors could wrap up the tite in this round, although they won't be able to do so in their own match away to Godoy Cruz. If other results go their way, they win that match, and then ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 15 scores and goal videos (and River Plate’s goals)

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I've had a fun-packed weekend (okay, there was a bit of a hangover involved as well) and the fifteenth round of the Torneo Apertura only ended on Monday night. These two facts have combined to result in my not getting ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: Tigre get a win to keep the fight going (video)

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Tigre beat Newell's Old Boys by a goal to nil on Friday afternoon, to keep their battle against relegation alive and, incidentally, move joint second of the 2011 Torneo Apertura (albeit temporarily). Carlos Casteglione got the goal with nine minutes ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 15 fixtures

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The fifteenth round of the Torneo Apertura is here, and it could see Boca Juniors all but seal the championship. If they win against Racing and Lanús and Atlético Rafaela don't win their matches, Boca will be eleven points clear ... Continue reading →

Nacional B: River return home to a loss

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River Plate slipped up on Sunday, losing 2-0 to Atlético Tucumán on their return to the Estadio Monumental after a five match ban from playing there. Luis Rodríguez and César Montiglio scored the goals, one in each half. Having dominated ... Continue reading →

All Boys beat San Lorenzo in crucial relegation clash (video)

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This weekend, of course, sees no regularly scheduled matches in the Primera División in Argentina, due to the international break for the World Cup qualifiers. We have, however, had the delayed match from the thirteenth round played between San Lorenzo ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: Boca edge closer to the title, Lanús win their clásico, and more (video)

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This is a later than usual summary, but it is timed nicely to coincide with the launch of the Guardian's new Sports Network, of which HEGS is proud to be a part. Boca Juniors edged closer to the title with a ... Continue reading →

Apertura: Rafaela drop points in one of the day’s three draws (video)

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On Friday, the fourteenth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura saw three draws from as many matches, and by three different scorelines at that; 0-0, 1-1 and 2-2. The goalless draw was between promoted sides Atlético de Rafaela and Belgrano, ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 14 fixtures

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The fourteenth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura sees a clash between the outgoing champions and the (probably) incoming ones, when Vélez Sarsfield host Boca Juniors on Sunday. That match has caused no end of umming and ahhing in the ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: Boca extend their lead & more: scores and goal videos

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Boca Juniors have now opened up a nine point advantage in the title race for the 2011 Torneo Apertura, beating their closest challengers Atlético Rafaela 3-1 on Sunday before seeing Racing held 0-0 by Estudiantes on Monday. Elsewhere, Lanús beat ... Continue reading →

Argentinos tonk Vélez, River lose their first match in the B, Newell’s & Olimpo draw (video)

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Saturday saw Argentinos Juniors claim a comfortable win over Vélez Sarsfield by three goals to one in La Paternal; it was only Argentinos' second win of the season, and almost certainly puts the final nail in the coffin of Vélez's ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 13 fixtures

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The thirteenth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura sees the league leaders host their closest pursuers, as Boca Juniors welcome promoted Atlético de Rafaela to La Bombonera, and look to open an even bigger lead in the table than they've ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: Boca lead, Rafaela follow, Vélez join the hunt: scores & goal videos

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The twelfth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura has been a poor one for the title race, with Boca Juniors moving on to 28 points and Racing missing a chance to keep on their tails with a 1-1 draw against ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 12 fixtures

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There's a clásico this week to heat things up during the twelfth round of the Torneo Clausura. What's more, it's an historic one: the first never clásico cuyano in the top flight. Godoy Cruz and San Martín de San Juan ... Continue reading →

Apertura: Boca frustrated at the top, Vélez beat Lanús & Estudiantes win again (video)

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The eleventh round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura concluded on Sunday with a 2-1 win for Clausura champions Vélez Sarsfield over the the team they pipped to the title, Lanús. Earlier in the day, Estudiantes had seen off Atlético Rafaela ... Continue reading →

Apertura: Independiente smile again; Unión and All Boys draw in relegation battle (video)

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Saturday's matches in the Primera División saw mixed fortunes for Avellaneda's two clubs. Independiente got a win to lift some of the gloom following the midweek Copa Sudamericana exit, and later on Racing drew 0-0 with San Martín de San ... Continue reading →

Apertura: San Lorenzo ease the pressure, Olimpo & Tigre draw (video)

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San Lorenzo de Almagro got a 1-0 win over Banfield on Friday evening that lifts some of the pressure that was coming down on manager Omar Asad's head, thanks to a goal from Juan Manuel Salgueiro halfway through the second ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: round 11 fixtures

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After the international break, top flight football returns to Argentina this weekend with a vengeance. Boca Juniors will be looking to extend their five-point lead at the top of the Torneo Apertura table when they host Belgrano on Sunday; to ... Continue reading →

River Plate hit seven in the Nacional B, Vélez win away in the Sudamericana (video)

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It was inevitable, in spite of a certain lack of cohesion in their play to date, that at some point River Plate were going to click and put in a good team performance, and that their opponents that day were ... Continue reading →

Torneo Apertura 2011: Avellaneda clásico ends all square, Boca extend their lead (video)

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Sunday's and Monday's matches in the Primera División ended with Boca Juniors now five points clear at the top of the league after Racing failed to go into second. Racing were held 1-1 in the clásico de Avellaneda after taking ... Continue reading →

Apertura 2011: Argentinos finally win, and Rafaela down Lanús (video)

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Friday and Saturday only saw three top flight matches in Argentina, but they were significant all the same. On Friday night, Argentinos Juniors claimed their first victory of the season, at the tenth attempt, beating Belgrano 2-1 away from home ... Continue reading →

The Rest

Copa del Rey: Malaga 4 – Eibar 1

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Oguchi Onyewu's Malaga advance in the Copa del Rey, a tough result for Aston Villa, and Stuart Holden plays for Bolton. Read More

Clausura 2012: all the scores and scorers

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The first round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura brought with it no shortage of draws; six of the ten matches finished all square. Boca Juniors and Lanús were the most impressive performers, Rafaela and San Martín are the other winners, ... Continue reading →