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Is Marcelo Gallardo the next great Argentine manager?

This feature is part of The Masterminds: 10 Under 45 If Italy is the great training ground for great European coaches, Argentina must be considered its equal in the pressure cooker of…

After Gabriel Batistuta came Hernán Crespo

PRIOR TO THE 2002 WORLD CUP, Marcelo Bielsa found himself deciding who to play in the most advanced position of the field for Argentina. On one hand, an ageing Gabriel Batistuta had…

The storied career of Juan Pablo Ángel

AS HE SAT DOWN TO WATCH HIS NEW EMPLOYERS register a sodden display at Villa Park in 2001, little could Juan Pablo Ángel have known about what lay ahead. For the Colombian, one…

The story of Buenos Aires’ Superclásico

Few cities in the world are brought to a complete standstill when hosting a football match. Glasgow is one, as is Milan. Manchester is also gripped in the feverish excitement of derby day when…

The River Plate Academy Way

This feature is part of The Academy Way On the northern edge of Buenos Aires, on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, resides a giant of Argentine club football: Club Atlético…