football in argentina

The end of a Roman empire?

May 7, 2010
By Sam Kelly
"One of the greatest players in the history of Argentine football," was how one TV pundit described him a few weeks ago. It's a huge epithet to bestow on any player, but in the case of Juan Roman Riquelme, it might be justified.

Whilst his spell in Europe - first for Barcelona and then Villarreal - wasn't exactly laden with glory (bar an improbable Champions League run with the latter aside), he's been an enormous part of the reason Boca Juniors have been the most successful Argentine ...

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