Monday, June 4, 2007

River Plate: 0 - Godoy Cruz: 1 - Torneo Clausura 2007

Sorry for the lack of updates on this today's match: it's been quite a busy week for me, and the game vs. Godoy Cruz had little or no value.

The match itself had little or no significance for River, who are already out of the race for the Torneo Clausura 2007 title and have already qualified to the Copa Libertadores 2008. Godoy Cruz players, on the other hand, were playing one of the most important games of their lives. The team is fighting to stay in the Argentine first division, and a loss could have been vital to the team's campaign. Luckily for them, they were able to find the net at the 48th minute of the SECOND half.

Anyway, enough about that pointless match in which the players didn't seem one bit interested in. It's transfer talk time:

River Plate have agreed to loan out Rubens Sambueza to Pumas UNAM in exchange for $100,000 dollars. The Mexican side will have the option to buy "canito" for $1,000,000 once the 1 year deal is finalized. I have a feeling he will do great and will end up staying there.

But Sambueza isn't the only one that is being talked about in the Mexican transfer market. Ariel Ortega was wanted dearly by Necaxa, but "el burrito" decided to follow his heart more than the dollar bills. Ernesto Farias, meanwhile, is still wanted by Monterrey. The club is very interested in him, and River have already put up a price tag: 4-5 million dollars.

As for other players, Salzburg of Austria still want Danilo Gerlo and Lazio have been added to the clubs interested in Juan Pablo Carrizo. In fact, the Italians have already made a 5 million euro offer for the goalkeeper, but it was quickly rejected.

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