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Author : Vincent van Raam

South American football enthusiast covering Argentina for @ByFarBlog.

Argentine Superliga round 22: Godoy Cruz humiliate San Lorenzo, excelling goalkeepers and a controversial defeat for Estudiantes

Friday Tigre earned a well-deserved victory over Gimnasia, who’ve been a little out of form as of late. The hosts managed to score twice but it could have been a lot more if it wasn’t for Gimnasia’s goalie Arias. An important victory for Tigre who’ll look to avoid the drop next year. The remainder of […]

MacAllister brothers shine for Argentinos, Boca snatch late win and Arsenal relegated: Superliga round-up.

Friday Huracan and Banfield shared a point each in the opening game of Fecha 21. Dario Cvitanich’s penalty was cancelled out by a goal from Daniel Montenegro. Both sides don’t really benefit from a draw but they ‘ll be happy not to lose here. A good campaign so far from Huracan who’ve secured safety. Huracan […]

Lanus back to winning ways, A goalscoring goalkeeper and Boca rescue point in dramatic fashion. This and much more in this week’s Argentine Superliga round-up

Friday Youngster Agustín Maziero helped Rosario Central to a 3-1 victory over Chacarita. The 20-year old came on with the score still tied at 1-1. He put Central in front with a diving header and secured their victory with a furious shot that crashed against the underside of the bar. A good win for Central […]

Late goal drama in La Bombonera, fortunate River Plate and Talleres’ impressive campaign. This and much more in this week’s Argentine Superliga round-up

Friday Banfield picked up a valuable win over Gimnasia in La Plata. The visitors took the lead shortly after halftime via Dario Cvitanich. Mauricio Sperduti sealed Taladro’s victory 8 minutes before the final whistle with Banfield’s second goal of the game. Falcioni’s men have now picked up back to back wins, after not winning any […]

MacAllister brothers shine as Boca fall to defeat, Lautaro Martinez World Cup bound and a week full of upsets

Friday Unsure if we would witness it again this season but Arsenal have finally picked another win. The narrow 2-1 victory over struggling Lanus will be a small morale boost for Sergio Rondina’s men. Relegation to the Primera B seems inevitable but Arsenal won’t go down without giving a fight. Arsenal 2 x 1 Lanus. […]

River Plate’s downfall, the Clásico Santafesino, Exciting Boca Juniors and much more in this week’s Argentine Superliga round-up.

Friday Huracan got back to winning ways as they narrowly beat Estudiantes in Buenos Aires. Ignacio Pussetto scored the only goal of the game. The 22-year old forward has been a standout for Huracan this season racking up 6 goals and 4 assists. Portuguese giants Benfica were interested in him last summer but a 5M […]

Argentine Superliga Round #16: Central Thumb Olimpo While Godoy Cruz Worry River Plate

Friday Estudiantes form is on the rise and they kept it going with a 2-0 win over Union. Former Portland Timbers attacker Lucas Melano opened the scoring 10 minutes after halftime. Juan Otero doubled Estudiantes’ lead and sealed the victory for the La Plata-based side. Estudiantes are back in the race for a Libertadores ticket […]

Argentine Superliga round-up #14: Lautaro Martinez stealing the show and honours even in top of the table clash

Friday Argentinos Juniors kicked Fecha 14 off with a home game against Defensa y Justicia. Lucas Barrios was a bit unlucky last week but opened the scoring shortly after the break. The panter is well and truly back and his presence up front has been notable. Diego Batallini doubled Argentinos’ lead 30 minutes later securing […]

Sebastián Abreu: The prolific journeyman with a world record to his name

Sebastián Abreu only just signed for Audax Italiano which will extend his already remarkable career as a footballer. The now 41-year old striker has scored over 400 goals in professional football which is an achievement on itself. However, it’s not the number of goals that reached the Guinness Book of World Records. Abreu has played […]

Argentine Superliga round-up week 12: Central edge Clásico Rosarino and the Copa Libertadores hangover

Three games of fecha 12 were already played coming into this weekend. Reasons for this vary from other activities in the cities to continental football. River Plate was one of those teams who played their game on the 22nd of November. They beat Union 2-0 at home, one of the few positive results from Gallardo’s […]

Argentine Superliga round-up week 11: Tucumán end Colon’s unbeaten season and Boca get back to winning ways

Friday Union de Santa Fe drew 1-1 with Belgrano in the opening game of Fecha 11. Belgrano are doing much better than last year and sit just outside the Copa Sudamericana spots. Union are still flying high in 3rd. Defensa y Justicia beat Godoy Cruz in an absolute goal thriller. On fire striker, Nicolas Fernandez […]

Argentine Superliga round-up round 10: Newell’s pile on River’s misery while Independiente edge Clásico de Avellaneda

Banfield are heavily missing Dario Cvitanich’s presence up front and were defeated in front of their home-fans on Friday. Defensa y Justicia just edged them in Florencio Varela in a narrow 0-1 victory. Banfield probably deserved more from this game but their issues up front continued as they couldn’t find the net despite having more […]

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