The No.10 in Argentine football is almost as important a part of the national identity as the old clichés of steak or tango and in recent years, as far as a large section of the country is concerned, there has been only one – Juan Román Riquelme.
The side is built around organisation and rigor. Zagueiros Chicão and Roma-bound Leandro Castan provide a sturdy, often impenetrable base, ably supported by full backs Alessandro and Fabio Santos.
Was Jens Lehmann’s role at Arsenal only fully appreciated after his first departure from The Emirates? All too often us supporters only realise what we had once it has been taken away.
A weekend win granted Boca Juniors head coach Claudio ‘Bichi’ Borghi a stay of execution but the knives are out for the man tackling Argentina’s mission impossible.
Defeat against Vélez Sársfield would have seen Sunday’s opponents lead Boca by nine points in the Apertura table with the campaign just four games old. Bichi was able to [...]
The start of a new campaign sees even the most seasoned sceptics carrying the sparkle of optimism in their eyes. Memories of countless hopes shattered under the feet of pathetic players are temporarily expelled. Substituted in is a 36-year-old striker on a free transfer and the uneasy expectation that this really could be our year.
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