Torneo Apertura

Death matches in Argentina

November 25, 2008
By Sam Kelly
Things tend not to happen by halves in the world of South American football. It's either all going swimmingly, or crashing down around everyone's ears, and rarely anywhere in between. Not infrequently, both extremes are present at the same time, and Argentina at present is a case in point.

On the pitch, the championship is turning into yet another wide-open race: the top four sides are separated by four points with three matches of the Torneo Apertura remaining. In the stands, and outside ...

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