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Velez Sarsfield’s claim to being Argentina’s sixth big club

June 14, 2011

By Rex Gowar in Buenos Aires

River Plate, Boca Juniors, Independiente, Racing Club and San Lorenzo are Argentina’s Big Five clubs.

The unbearable lightness of being – or how a thin piece of synthetic cloth can become a lead weight

June 9, 2011

By Rex Gowar in Buenos Aires

Argentines often talk about how heavy a particular football shirt can be, River Plate’s, Boca Juniors’ or Argentina’s.

River Plate enraged more than ever by Boca defeat

May 19, 2011

It is hard to recall a time when River Plate have been more enraged by a defeat to their bitter enemies Boca Juniors than now.

The River Plate yoyo

May 10, 2011

River Plate are playing two championships in one and until Sunday’s shock 2-0 home defeat by modest All Boys they had as good a chance of winning the Clausura title as they do now of relegation.

Relegation in Argentina – is the system fair?

April 26, 2011

Olimpo, a modest team from the port city of Bahia Blanca on the windswept Atlantic coast in southern Buenos Aires province, are doing well in the Clausura championship. They are in fourth place three points behind leaders Velez Sarsfield.

No Riquelme free kick, no Boca victory

April 12, 2011

By Rex Gowar in Buenos Aires

SOCCER/Boca Juniors, in their modern crisis that goes back a couple of years, cannot string three wins together.

Argentina’s big guns show signs of life

April 6, 2011

SOCCER/Boca Juniors have two aces in their pack, one now firing on all cylinders, the other in one of his worst slumps during his final season before retiring.

Is a Riquelme or a Moreno essential to win the Argentine title?

March 14, 2011

SOCCER-LATAM/Losing the player voted best of the Apertura championship in the first half of the season to an injury that will keep him out for the whole of the Clausura seemed to dash any hopes Racing Club had of the Argentine title.

Boca crossroads more of a roundabout

March 10, 2011

SOCCER-LATAM/Boca Juniors can’t escape the spotlight after another defeat, 1-0 at Velez Sarsfield on Sunday.

“Nothing here and nothing there”

February 28, 2011

Rex Gowar in Argentina on how Boca’s fans turned on their team.

Riquelme celebrates after scoring against Bolivia

Bewildered Boca Juniors, their promising wins in mid-season friendlies a distant memory, are grappling with tactics that led to fans turning against them during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to modest All Boys.