Tag: river

Ariel Ortega: the little donkey

Undefeated. That was the word on the minds of River Plate fans as their team marched into La Bombonera on 11 December 1994. Not once in their 93-year history had Los Millonarios won a trophy without losing…

How Marcelo Salas became Chile’s greatest goalscorer

Illustration by Federico Manasse When Alexis Sanchez gave Chile an early lead against Germany in a 2017 Confederations Cup group stage encounter, he brought an end to a 10-year record. It was…

Enzo Francescoli and the legacy that inspired a generation

Illustration by Federico Manasse The 1980s were arguably the greatest era for the fabled number 10 shirt, especially in South America. The digits are inextricably linked with the fantasista; the player who…