After an intense summer season looming resumption of the first and second division of Argentine football, but before this happens we are two games to close the preseason and will have to speak in South America and the world: River – Boca, Boca – River, the usual two super classics that are always played in the summer break, but this year will have something special: Boca comes from being open tournament champion 2011 with a solid performance, however River, is trying to climb back to the top flight known after hard fall in the middle of last year when he lost the promotion against Belgrano de Córdoba and decided the dark future of River would play in the National B (second division) for the first time in its history. The first of these shocks will be played on Wednesday January 25 in the province of Chaco (Argentina) and there are some controversies in the vicinity of Boca Juniors, the team that joined Xeneize Uruguayan striker Santiago Silva after a brief stint at Fiorentina , will be without him for the tournament in the First Division as the “tank” played in 2 teams in the same season (Velez and Fiorentina) and can not do it for Boca because the regulation states that a player can not play in three different teams in the same season and it became a special permit for the player to play only games of the Copa Libertadores of America. The problem is that the team led by Julio Cesar Falcioni believed in using Santiago Silva in these two games against their biggest rival for this impediment the coach of defending champion declared “Let’s go to Chaco (to play with River) with the kids “, this led to talk among sports journalists in the region.
The second match between Boca Juniors River Plate will be the January 29, but this time they played in the Province of Mendoza (Argentina), this meeting is “revenge” of the previous game. Can River to surprise and beat the defending champion? Beyond football, these two games will be very attentive to the stands for the great reception that they will do both sets of fans to their teams, will certainly be a party.
Turning more to the preparation of stocks for the Clausura 2012, Boca was reinforced very well and seems to be the leading candidate to win the tournament again, beyond the appointed James Smith, the club could sign Ribera Paul Ledesma, the wheel that Italian football is more precisely of Catania, reinforces the midfield area and complete a great squad (Riquleme main figure) which is supposed to fight three tournaments: The American Libertadores Cup, the tournament and Closing Argentina cup (this cup was incorporated this year, is similar to the King’s Cup) in that order of priority.
Very different is the intention River, being in second going to try to ascend to the first division and also the top seed, with large reinforcements, David Trezeguet, the Argentine-French attack is to make the millionaire club even stronger, and made its debut in the summer becoming a goal in the friendly tournament that the club won. He also made his presentation Leonardo Ponzio, recently took a step River but returned to help make the climb, the recent attempt Zaragoza player earn a spot on the team but will not have it easy.
Returning to the First Division there are several candidates: Velez Sarfierld have great seasons lately and it seems that this is not going to be an exception, the team led Gareca try to be at the top, brought two great players to supplant the Maxi Moralez low (Atalanta) and Santiago Silva (Fiorentina) held at the last minute in July 2011, six months after their replacements arrived, Federico Insua returning from football and Turkish striker Mauro Pence great seasons at Arsenal de Sarandi.
Another candidate is undoubtedly Estudiantes club that knew how to play the Club World Cup final against Barcelona in 2009, will attempt to return to the top after a very bad half-season remaining in the lowest places. It will be a special semester for “Pinchas”, this is the last tournament he played his greatest idol: Juan Sebastian Veron, the player who was able to wear the shirt of Manchester United , Chelsea, Inter and others decided to end his career and already there is talk that will occupy a place in the Argentina. The La Plata club can also count for 6 months with the keeper Mariano Andujar (ex Catania).
If candidates can not leave out talking to teams of Avellaneda Racing Club and Independiente both attempt once more to reach the top, Racing have a great squad and decided not strengthened, but renewed the coaching staff after the departure of Simeone to Atletico Madrid came to supplant Alfio Basile. Independent comes from bad seasons and if reinforced, and striker Ernesto Farias brought each time you open the transfer market his name appears in several clubs, from the Cruzeiro of Brazil will try to contribute with several goals in the next tournament.
Finally talk about San Lorenzo, their reality is not the best and needs to recover as soon as this promotion positions, the “Ghost River” and fear is growing down, so try adding a good cushion of points and for that hired the Uruguayan forward Carlos Bueno that comes from doing more than 20 goals in Mexican football.
This is the reality of Argentine football, continue to update over time.