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Oct 7, 2013

Crisis club Racing search for third coach of season

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Racing Club began the search for their third coach of the season on Monday after Carlos Ischia resigned following his team’s 1-0 home defeat by Atletico Rafaela, their fourth in a row, at the weekend.

Colon became the second club this season to lose their coach when Ruben Forestello resigned on Monday evening after his team lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal, their fifth defeat in a row.

Oct 7, 2013

Soccer–Crisis club Racing search for third coach of season

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Racing Club began the search for their third coach of the season on Monday after Carlos Ischia resigned following his team’s 1-0 home defeat by Atletico Rafaela, their fourth in a row, at the weekend.

Colon became the second club this season to lose their coach when Ruben Forestello resigned on Monday evening after his team lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal, their fifth defeat in a row.

Oct 7, 2013

Boca upset River 1-0 in ‘superclasico’

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Striker Emmanuel Gigliotti scored his third goal in two games to give Boca Juniors a 1-0 win at River Plate in the ‘superclasico’ and lift them to third in the Argentine ‘Inicial’ championship on Sunday.

The 23rd-minute goal and Boca’s victory celebrations met with an eerie silence from the crowd of 60,000 at the Monumental stadium, with away fans banned at first division matches since the end of last season in an effort to curb hooligan violence.

Oct 7, 2013

Soccer-Boca upset River 1-0 in ‘superclasico’

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Striker Emmanuel Gigliotti scored his third goal in two games to give Boca Juniors a 1-0 win at River Plate in the ‘superclasico’ and lift them to third in the Argentine ‘Inicial’ championship on Sunday.

The 23rd-minute goal and Boca’s victory celebrations met with an eerie silence from the crowd of 60,000 at the Monumental stadium, with away fans banned at first division matches since the end of last season in an effort to curb hooligan violence.

Oct 6, 2013

Rugby-Argentina’s next step could come under foreign coach

ROSARIO, Argentina, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Argentina began and ended their second Rugby Championship on the receiving end of record scores, including Saturday’s 54-17 rout by Australia, but showed improvements on last season, coach Santiago Phelan said.

“The team grew in solidity and seriousness, we took a big step forward in the set pieces and discipline,” Phelan told reporters.

Oct 6, 2013

Strategy rethink made Wallabies attacking force again – McKenzie

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – A different training schedule and a strategy rethink combined to power Australia to a thumping 54-17 victory against Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, according to Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

The Wallabies ran in seven tries as they dampened centre Felipe Contepomi’s international farewell and dashed the Pumas’ hopes of their first victory in the southern hemisphere’s elite Rugby Championship.

Oct 6, 2013

Rugby-Strategy rethink made Wallabies attacking force again – McKenzie

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A different training schedule and a strategy rethink combined to power Australia to a thumping 54-17 victory against Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, according to Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie.

The Wallabies ran in seven tries as they dampened centre Felipe Contepomi’s international farewell and dashed the Pumas’ hopes of their first victory in the southern hemisphere’s elite Rugby Championship.

Oct 6, 2013

Rugby-Genia steers revitalised Australia to rout of Argentina

ROSARIO, Argentina, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Fullback Israel Folau scored three of Australia’s seven tries and scrumhalf Will Genia justified his return to the side by dictating a fast, open game as the Wallabies crushed Argentina 54-17 to avoid the Rugby Championship wooden spoon on Saturday.

Wings Adam Ashley-Cooper and Joe Tomane, replacement forward Benn Robinson and flyhalf Ben Foley also touched down for the Wallabies, who played to their traditional running strengths in the backs with Genia calling the shots.

Oct 4, 2013

River-Boca clash high risk despite away fans ban

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The spectre of hooligan violence has overshadowed the build-up to the “Superclasico”, the biggest club match on the Argentine calendar, when River Plate host Boca Juniors at the Monumental on Sunday.

Despite a government order this season banning away supporters in an effort to curb hooligan violence, there will be 1,000 police officers on duty for fears there could be trouble outside the stadium.

Oct 4, 2013

Soccer-River-Boca clash high risk despite away fans ban

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The spectre of hooligan violence has overshadowed the build-up to the “Superclasico”, the biggest club match on the Argentine calendar, when River Plate host Boca Juniors at the Monumental on Sunday.

Despite a government order this season banning away supporters in an effort to curb hooligan violence, there will be 1,000 police officers on duty for fears there could be trouble outside the stadium.

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