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2016 Primera, first round: all the goals

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Here are all the goals from the first round of Primera División action, which saw River Plate thrash Quilmes, San Lorenzo held away to Patronato and Racing beaten by Atlético Tucumán. Filed under: Goal videos, Independiente, Primera A, Racing Club, ... Continue reading →

Argentine football in 2015: a review

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2015 has just hours left to run (in Argentina that is; happy new year if it's already gone where you are), and the folk atThe Bubble have asked me to take a look back on the last twelve months in ... Continue reading →

(Almost) all the goals from the weekend just gone in Argentina’s top two divisions

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Happy Revolution Day, everyone! Here in Argentina the 25th May is a public holiday, so there's no football today. As such, I can bring you the goal video from the weekend just gone already, althoughFútbol Para Todos haven't yet got ... Continue reading →

All the goals from the twelfth round of Argentine Primera action

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Boca Juniors remain top of the table in spite of a draw away to Independiente, thanks to River Plate and Racing's earlier 0-0 on Sunday evening. There was a five goal thriller in Florencio Varela on Monday night as Colón ... Continue reading →

Primera División 2015: all the goals from round eleven

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Yes, round eleven of this year's Primera started a week ago. But it's taken until today forFútbol Para Todos to get all the goals online in one video, so here it is, at long last including Boca Juniors' late ... Continue reading →

All the goals from the tenth weekend of Primera action

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Tuesday evening finally brought an end to the 'weekend' of Primera action in Argentina, with Newell's Old Boys' 2-0 win over Godoy Cruz closing a round which had seen River Plate and Boca Juniors go clear as joint-leaders of the ... Continue reading →

All the goals from the ninth round of 2015 Primera action

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Here are all the goals from the 'weekend' just finished, during which Boca Juniors were held to a 0-0 draw by San Martín, and River Plate, San Lorenzo and Rosario Central all managed wins (in Central's case a very, very,very ... Continue reading →

Primera 2015: all the goals from round 8

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Here'sFútbol Para Todos' video of all the goals from the eighth round of action in Argentina, which concluded last night with Newell's Old Boys' 2-0 win over Unión. Which do you like best? Filed under: Goal videos, Primera A Tagged: ... Continue reading →

Torneo Final 2014 round 2: not just a crapping dog

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Yes, a dog crapped on the pitch during Rosario Central v River Plate on Sunday. You've all seen the pictures and/or videos, so let's move on, because some other stuff happened during the second weekend of Torneo Final action. Most ... Continue reading →

Good wine beats cheap lager (Godoy Cruz beat Quilmes)

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I didn't get round to making another post last weekend, because I was working on the tennis and struggled to stay awakeduring the football, never mind after it to write. But the second round of the 2014 Torneo Final began ... Continue reading →

Friday night football: starting where the Torneo Inicial left off?

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Friday evening's matches brought one draw a 0-0 between Vélez Sarsfield and Tigre in front of an empty stadium in Liniers and two home wins; 1-0 to Estudiantes against Arsenal de Sarandí, and more surprisingly, 2-0 to Olimpo ... Continue reading →

¡San Lorenzo campeón! (Video)

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Sunday evening saw the 2013 Torneo Inicial come to a close with two matches which saw the only four teams with chances of the title play each other. Leaders San Lorenzo who started the day with 32 points ... Continue reading →

Racing lose yet again & equal the Primera’s record worst start; Argentinos finally win again (video)

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Friday brought three matches to kick off the twelfth round of the 2013 Torneo Inicial, and four goals. The first was in Quilmes, were the hosts were well outplayed by Atlético de Rafaela, but came away with a 1-1 draw ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2013: Arsenal go (temporarily) top after a low-scoring Friday (video)

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There were three matches in the Torneo Inicial on Friday, and only three goals. First, Arsenal de Sarandí got a 1-0 win over Godoy Cruz which took them top of the league on goal difference ahead of Newell's Old Boys, ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2013: Gimnasia leave it (24 hours) late, but beat Colón (video)

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The 2013 Torneo Inicial's seventh week came to a delayed end on Tuesday evening with the match between Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Colón de Santa Fe, which had been delayed by 24 hours due to heavy rain across ... Continue reading →

Inicial 2013: Newell’s come from behind to beat Olimpo & All Boys thrash Quilmes (video)

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A home win-heavy weekend of Torneo Inicial action continued on Saturday with three more matches, two of which ended in victories for the hosts after Friday evenings two home tonkings. First up, Newell's Old Boys surprisingly went in 1-0 down ... Continue reading →

Torneo Final 2013: All the goals from the second round as River & Boca both win amongst others (video)

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The second round of the 2013 Torneo Final was played between Wednesday and Friday, since this Sunday Argentina's primary elections take place, and no-one's allowed to have fun in this country on election weekend (seriously; bars aren't even allowed to ... Continue reading →

Vélez start with a late win over Tigre; Colón draw after early Racing goal (video)

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Saturday's last two Primera games of the day brought another five goals, all of which you can watch here. First, Tigre hosted Vélez Sarsfield in a match which featured two penalties one for each side. Tigre's was a bit ... Continue reading →

Rafaela deny All Boys late on; Independiente start life in B Nacional with defeat (video)

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Saturday's first Primera match saw Rafaela visit All Boys and claim a late equaliser through a smart volley by Diego Vera to snatch a 1-1 draw, after Mauro Matos had headed the hosts into the lead during the first half. ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: Godoy Cruz beat Argentinos in relegation clash; Arsenal hold Verón’s Estudiantes (video)

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The 2013 Torneo Inicial kicked off on Friday with two matches; Godoy Cruz hosted Argentinos Juniors in Mendoza in a match between two of the sides who begin this season in the biggest danger of the drop, whilst Arsenal de ... Continue reading →

Vélez Sarsfield beat Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina’s ‘Superfinal’ – but what does it mean?

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Saturday early evening brought an historic and utterly ridiculous match in Argentine football; the first Superfinal. The match was played in Mendoza between Vélez Sarsfield, the winners of last year's Torneo Inicial, and Newell's Old Boys, winners of ... Continue reading →

Historic win for Lanús ends River’s title hopes & Newell’s have one hand on the trophy (video)

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Sunday brought five matches in the penultimate round of the 2013 Torneo Final, including all three of the sides were were still in with a mathematical chance of winning the title. Newell's Old Boys' 3-0 away win over Atlético Rafaela ... Continue reading →

Boca Juniors

Friday football preview: round one

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During the new Argentine Primera División season, I'll have an article each Friday lunchtime onThe Bubble looking forward to the highlights and lowlights from the coming weekend of football in short, which matches you should try to set aside ... Continue reading →

Weekly opinion: 2016 Primera preview, part 1

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In this week's opinion piece forThe Bubble, I've written the first part of two which will serve as a preview to the 2016 Primera División transitional championship, which kicks off at the end of next week and runs until late ... Continue reading →

Carlos Tevez returns to Boca Juniors in transfer coup of the Argentine winter

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As you've probably heard, shortly before Argentina's Copa América quarter-final against Colombia on Friday, Boca Juniors announced the return to the club of Carlos Tevez. I've written a piece forESPNFC on how Tevez's return both fits with a trend of ... Continue reading →

Boca Juniors v River Plate (3rd May 2015): watch live here!

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The first of a trio ofsuperclásicos is upon us, as Primera División joint-leaders Boca Juniors and River Plate meet in Boca's Bombonera stadium this afternoon in Buenos Aires in one of the world's biggest derby clashes. The match is streamed ... Continue reading →

Argentine Primera: a just over half term report on all the teams so far

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The last 'short championship' (as we currently know them at least) of the era is now eleven matches in in Argentina, and with eight games to go I thought it was time to try and get back to posting something ... Continue reading →

Second chance to watch: River Plate v Boca Juniors from Sunday, 5th October

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In case you missed Sunday'ssuperclásico, I won't mention the score here though I will reveal, as you'll discover pretty early in this video, that it was played in comically atrocious conditions (not so comic for those of us who ... Continue reading →

Watch Boca Juniors v River Plate live, right here!

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As my Twitter followers are already well aware,the Argentine government'sFútbol Para Todos programme has, for some time now, been streaming the vast majority of Primera División matches live to the world on YouTube. Today is no exception, so assuming this ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: all the previews you need!

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The 2013-14 season is almost upon is in Argentina; Godoy Cruz host Argentinos Juniors in about three-and-a-half hours to get the opening weekend of the Torneo Inicial underway. No doubt you'll be wanting some previews. I have a written one ... Continue reading →

Newell's Old Boys

Weekly opinion: 2016 Primera preview, part 2

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Last week forThe Bubble, I wrote the first part of a preview of this year's Primera championship. This week, with the top flight season starting on Friday, I've written the second part of that preview picking out a few ... Continue reading →

Why Newell’s are worthy title winners

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The final round of the Torneo Final is underway as I type, and Saturday's matches don't really have much importance. The important stuff is on Sunday, when the final relegation spot will be decided. But before that, there's time to ... Continue reading →

Torneo Final 2013: ¡Newell’s campeón!

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On Wednesday afternoon, the postponed second half of Estudiantes v Lanús was played (the match was called off at half time on Monday last week after a Lanús fan was shot dead by police). Estudiantes were 2-0 up already from ... Continue reading →

Argentine football

Weekly opinion: the 2016 transitional championship, and how it’ll work

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My latest piece forThe Bubble welcomes the new year with a look at how the Primera championship that will be held in the first half of the year is structured. Three and a half months, two groups, home-and-awayclásicos and a ... Continue reading →

Argentine football in 2014: two best XIs

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As the clock ticks towards 2015, I present here not one but two best XIs of Argentina-based players during 2014. The reason it's two is simple: the sides who won the main trophies (the two domestic leagues and the two ... Continue reading →

2013 Torneo Inicial

Live Argentine football – free and legal!

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With the 2013-14 season just a couple of hours away in Argentina, it's a good time to finally put up a permanent post about this here onHEGS. As an extension of the Argentine government'sFútbol Para Todos program, Argentine matches in ... Continue reading →

Torneo Inicial 2013: fixtures released

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No sooner does one season end than another begins. In fact, 2012-13 still isn't over, since Newell's Old Boys take on Atlético Mineiro in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg on Wednesday night. Anyway, on Tuesday evening the AFA confirmed ... Continue reading →

The Rest

New weekly column for The Bubble: Huracán’s date with destiny

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Starting this week, I have a weekly football column for Argentine English-language news siteThe Bubble. I've been given free rein to write about whatever I fancy from week to week (suggestions are always welcome, especially in quiet weeks!), and have ... Continue reading →

Racing v Independiente: watch the clásico de Avellaneda, and listen to me commentate on it!

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At 3pm Argentine time (7pm BST, 2pm EDT) this Sunday, the second biggest derby in Greater Buenos Aires and maybe Argentina kicks off, with league champions Racing hosting Independiente in theclásico de Avellaneda. After my attempts to talk ... Continue reading →

The Argentine FA are giving everyone headaches again

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Last Wednesday, AFA president and FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona died. I wrote about it here, forESPNFC. Everyone knew that the organisation was in for a few changes, and it will be a while before we really get a handle on ... Continue reading →