Argentina - Apertura

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 ...


Sunday, 25 November 2007

5063 Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Lanus retained leadership of the Argentinean Apertura with a 2:1 victory over third-placed Tigre, with Jose Sand putting Ramon Cabrera’s men in front from a spot-kick on 15-minutes with his 11th goal (and fifth penalty) of the campaign. Leandro Lazzaro headed Tigre level on 33-min...


Friday, 23 November 2007

5062 Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk There are new leaders of the Argentinean Apertura after round 14, with Lanus taking over top spot following a 2:0 win over San Martin San Juan, coupled with Independiente’s 2:1 defeat at home to San Lorenzo. The Lanus victory came courtesy of a goal in each half from star player D...


Sunday, 18 November 2007

5048 Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk With the top two both slipping up, the race for the Apertura title has become a lot more open after round 13. Table-topping Independiente retain their place at the summit, despite going down 2:1 at Newell’s Old boys. Hector Steinert gave Newell’s an early lead and, although Dani...


Wednesday, 07 November 2007

5013 Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Two more goals from German Denis (his 14th and 15th of the season to date) helped Independiente to a routine 3:0 victory over Gimnasia Jujuy and enabled them to retain their two-point advantage over Boca Juniors. All three goals came in the second-half, with Carlos Matheu’s goal b...


Monday, 05 November 2007

5002 Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk It was a round of upsets in Argentina, with the top two both going down to defeat and River Plate being held at home by lowly Rosario Central. Table-topping Independiente went down to a 2:0 defeat at Banfield. Geronimo Barrales headed Banfield ahead in first-half injury-time and a...


Sunday, 04 November 2007

4999: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk A 3:0 victory over Olimpo enabled Independiente to move clear at the top of the Argentinean Apertura, with Daniel Montenegro giving Pedro Troglio’s team an early lead before German Denis bagged another couple of goals to take his season’s tally to 13. The points were already in th...


Tuesday, 16 October 2007

4929: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk It’s as you were at the top of the Argentinean Primera, as Indepenediente and Boca Juniors both registered good away wins to remain locked together at the head of table. A German Denis double strike for Independiente helped the table-toppers to secure a 3:1 win at Colon. Denis no...


Monday, 08 October 2007

4906: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Independiente retained top spot in Argentina with a 3:0 win over Huracan, with Ismael Sosa setting them on their way after 28-minutes before the prolific German Denis bagged two more goals to make the points safe. Keeping pace with Independiente at the top of the table are Boca Ju...


Sunday, 07 October 2007

4900: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Although held at home to a 2:2 draw by new boys San Martin San Juan, a point was still sufficient for Independiente to regain leadership of the Argentinean Primera. A first-half double from Nicolas Herrera had put the visitors in charge, but Ismael Sosa brought Independiente back ...


Saturday, 06 October 2007

4897: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk Boca Juniors took over table-topping duties from Independiente following the former’s 1:0 win over Huracan, with a penalty from Pablo Ledesma 13-minutes from time proving to be sufficient for Boca to go top. Huracan had coach Antonio Mohamed dismissed six-minutes prior to Boca mak...


Sunday, 30 September 2007

4856: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk The big game in Argentina in round five of matches saw the end of Independiente’s 100% start to the campaign as they went down 3:2 at home to Boca Juniors, almost certainly the biggest threat to Independiente’s hopes of claiming an unlikely title. The prolific German Denis put Ind...


Sunday, 16 September 2007

4815: Argentina Apertura Weekly Prev

by : Cody Strunk Striker German Denis bagged his sixth goal of the campaign to maintain Independiente’s 100% record after four rounds of games, as the leaders secured a 1:0 win at Argentinos Juniors. Boca Juniors needed an injury-time penalty from Pablo Ledesma to see off bottom of the table Gimna...


Saturday, 15 September 2007

4814: Argentina Apertura Weekly Revi

by : Cody Strunk A fifth goal of the campaign from the prolific German Denis was enough for Independiente to continue their unblemished start to the season with a 1:0 win at home to Rosario Central, leaving them three-points clear at the top of the Argentinean Primera after three rounds of matches....


Monday, 20 August 2007

4746: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk The highlight of the second round of matches in the Argentinean Apertura came at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, where pre-season title favourites Boca Juniors went down 3:2 to Argentinos Juniors, leaving them with just a solitary point after two games. Pablo Ledesma had given...


Sunday, 19 August 2007

4745: Argentina Apertura 2007 Weekly

by : Cody Strunk The new Argentinean season got underway with surprise results commonplace on the opening weekend of the campaign. With arch-rivals River Plate not in action in the opening round of matches, pre-season title favourites Boca Juniors missed the chance to put down an early marker in...


Monday, 18 December 2006

4004: Lavolpe calls it quits, as boc

by : David Hulott Taking over from Alfio Basile as manager of Boca Juniors was always going to be a tough task for whoever was charged with the responsibility, given that the recently appointed coach of the Argentinean national team had steered the club to consecutive titles, the Recopa and the Cop...



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