Argentina - Clausura

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can any player, including Messi, be considered 'the greatest'?

Ah, the Champions League. Bringer of drama, stopper of dreamers, platform for Ray Wilkins to say ‘my word’ 50 hundred thousand times. And there are other things that are nearly always discussed, certainly when seeing the two dominant Spanish sides play. The great debate has moved from trying to ...

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

5543 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk In a rare trouble-free weekend in Argentinean football, River Plate stretched their lead at the top of the table after Diego Buonanotte scored the only goal of the game in securing a 1:0 win away to Lanus. The home side had the opportunity to equalize on 79-minutes, but Jose Sand’...

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Monday, 07 April 2008

5528 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk There are new leaders in Argentina after River Plate beat Arsenal de Sarandi 1:0, with substitute Rodrigo Archubi making an early appearance and then scoring the only goal of the game on 34-minutes. As has become the custom of late, the weekend was again marred by crowd trouble, w...

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Wednesday, 26 March 2008

5498 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Crowd trouble was again making the headlines in Argentina at the weekend, with Racing Club’s game with Estudiantes abandoned on 77-minutes. Racing Club had already thrown away a first-half advantage, but the dismissal of three Racing players – Matias Sanchez, Adrian Bastia and Max...

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Friday, 21 March 2008

5479 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Violence marred the weekend’s fixtures in Argentina, with the game between San Lorenzo and Velez Sarsfield postponed following the shooting dead of a Velez supporter, leading to rioting and fighting prior to the game between visiting fans and the police in the stadium. The game be...

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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

5478 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk There are new leaders in Argentina after Velez Sarsfield recorded a controversial 1:0 win over Newell’s Old Boys. Leonel Rios struck the only goal of the game from a disputed penalty on 15-minutes and Newell’s were further angered when they themselves had a goal disallowed after t...

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Sunday, 09 March 2008

5447 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk With Estudiantes, who had a 100% record after three games, going down to a 3:1 defeat at previously pointless San Lorenzo, there was a change of leadership in the Argentinean Clausura, with Boca Juniors taking up their familiar position at the top of the table. A free-kick from A...

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Sunday, 02 March 2008

5422 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Table-topping Estudiantes and Velez Sarsfield maintained their 100% records with easy wins over Newell’s Old Boys and Banfield respectively. Estudiantes saw off Newell’s 5:2, with Ivan Moreno y Fabianesi putting them ahead as early as the second minute. Santiago Salcedo did equli...

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Saturday, 01 March 2008

5421 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk There is a three-way tie at the top of the Argentinean Clausura after round two, with Velez Sarsfield, Estudiantes and San Martin San Juan all maintaining 100% records. A Gustavo Balvorin header gave Velez Sarsfield the lead before the break at Olimpo, with Santiago Silva doubling...

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Friday, 29 February 2008

5404 Argentina Clausura 2008 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk It was a pretty eventful start to the new Clausura campaign in Argentina, with one of the pre-season title favourites, San Lorenzo, not only going down 2:0 at home to Newell’s Old Boys in the opening game of the season, but also being reduced to 10-men after just four-minutes follo...

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Thursday, 21 February 2008

5391 Argentina Clausura 2008 previe

by : Antony Melvin A preview of all of the clubs in the 2008 Argentina Clausura; including big names like Boca Juniors and Independiente. Argentina Clausura 2008 preview; Argentinos Juniors Argentina Clausura 2008 preview; Arsenal De Sarandi Argentina Clausura 2008 preview; Banfield Argentina Clau...

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Sunday, 24 June 2007

4612: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk Newly crowned champions San Lorenzo finished their season with a 2:1 win at bottom of the table Quilmes, a result that left them six points clear of Boca Juniors in the final standings. Second half goals from Osmar Ferreyra and Nestor Silvera enabled San Lorenzo to end the season ...

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Saturday, 16 June 2007

4590: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk With one round of matches remaining, San Lorenzo claimed the title in Argentina with a 4:2 win at home to Arsenal de Sarandi. Ramon Diaz’s team looked to be coasting to victory after goals from Cristian Tula and Ezequiel Lavezzi put them two goals to the good after just 17-minutes...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2007

4569: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk San Lorenzo edged closer to their first Argentinean title since 2001 after the weekend’s matches, with their 1:1 draw away to Argentinos Juniors enabling them to extend their lead at the top of the table to four-points with just two rounds of matches remaining. A Cristian Tula hea...

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Thursday, 31 May 2007

4552: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk San Lorenzo edged closer to the Argentinean title after a comfortable 3:0 win over local rivals Racing Club, with goals from Gaston Fernandez, Cristian Tula and Santiago Hirsig. The visitors did little to help their cause in having Franco Sosa and Maximiliano Moralez both dismisse...

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Monday, 28 May 2007

4546: Argentina Clausura weekly revi

by : Cody Strunk It’s as you were at the top of the Argentinean Primera, with the three top teams all securing narrow wins in round 15. Table-topping San Lorenzo left it late to secure the points at Newell’s Old Boys, with defender Sebastian Mendez scoring in the 83rd minute to keep Ramon Diaz’s t...

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Monday, 21 May 2007

4525: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk Despite only managing to draw at home to River Plate, San Lorenzo edged closer to the title thanks to the inability of their closest challengers – Boca Juniors and Estudiantes – to take advantage. San Lorenzo had a numerical advantage for the vast bulk of their game, with River Pl...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

4514: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk The race for the title in Argentina opened up somewhat following some mixed results for the leading trio in round 13. Table–topping San Lorenzo went down to just their second defeat of the campaign in losing 2:1 at Velez Sarsfield, with strikers Gustavo Balvorin and Mauro Zarate s...

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Saturday, 05 May 2007

4484: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk It was a good weekend for table-topping San Lorenzo who moved four-points clear after seeing off Nueva Chicago 3:2. All their goals came in the first period, with two coming direct from Adrian Gonzalez’s free-kicks and then one from Ezequiel Lavezzi just before the break. Nueva C...

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Monday, 30 April 2007

4466: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk All the main title contenders were victorious in Argentina at the weekend, with San Lorenzo continuing to set the pace at the top of the table with a 2:1 victory away to Godoy Cruz, with both goals for the visitors coming from striker Nestor Silvera, the winner coming 14-minutes fr...

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Sunday, 22 April 2007

4430: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk The Buenos Aires derby – El Superclasico – between Boca Juniors and River Plate with honours even after a 1:1 draw at La Bombonera, although the visitors will be far the happier with the result. Not only were they a goal down after just a minute to a Pablo Ledesma goal, but they h...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2007

4412: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk Boca Juniors returned to the top of the table in Argentina with a 3:1 victory at Velez Sarsfield, with two goals from Rodrigo Palacio helping to spoil the day for Velez boss Ricardo La Volpe against his former club. The Boca Juniors win enabled them to go above San Lorenzo, with t...

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Sunday, 08 April 2007

4382: Argentina Clausura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk There was no change at the top of the table in what was a shortened round of matches in Argentina over the weekend, with San Lorenzo maintaining their fine run of results with a 1:0 win at home to Lanus. Striker Andres Silvera grabbed the winner for the leaders on 17-minutes to ke...

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Thursday, 29 March 2007

4335: Argentina Clausura weekly revi

by : Cody Strunk San Lorenzo edged out Independiente by the odd goal in seven to retain top spot in the Argentinean league this weekend, with young defender Jonathan Botinelli grabbing the winner with 14-minutes remaining. Earlier two goals from Nestor Silvera and one from fellow striker Gaston Fe...

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Sunday, 25 March 2007

4319: Argentina Clausura weekly revi

by : Cody Strunk It was a good weekend for the big clubs in Argentina, with Boca Juniors, River Plate, defending champions Estudiantes and table-topping San Lorenzo all winning. The most notable aspect of Boca Juniors 5:1 demolition of Gimnasia La Plata was the four-goal haul of veteran striker Ma...

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Thursday, 15 March 2007

4277: Argentina Clausura weekly revi

by : Cody Strunk Boca Juniors, who lost out on the Apertura title to Estudiantes in dramatic fashion at the end of 2006, gained a measure of revenge with a 3:1 win away to the defending champions at the weekend, with former national team striker Martin Palermo bagging all three goals for the visito...

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Thursday, 08 March 2007

4250: Argentina Clausura weekly revi

by : Cody Strunk With both the “Big Two” going down to defeats at the weekend, unheralded Arsenal de Sarandi took full advantage to maintain the only 100% record in the Argentinean Clausura to move clear at the top of the table, with two goals in the last 15-minutes being enough to see off Velez Sa...

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