Tag Archives: Superliga Argentina

Superliga Argentina at one-third distance: Racing to the top

Argentina’s Superliga competition enters the October international break at one-third distance, with a fair number of matches pending due to weather or lack of groundskeeping.  Here is the league table after the most recent matchday:For the first time in almost two years, there is a new leader of the top flight in Argentina. Boca Juniors […]

Superliga 17/18 Review: Lautaro Martínez, the most dangerous striker

Continuing my postseason analysis of Argentina’s Superliga, I examine the performance of the players up front.Argentina has always been known for its conveyor belt of attacking and creating talent. That talent appears to leave for Europe at younger ages these days, to the extent that the best strikers in the domestic league are either journeymen […]

Superliga 2017/18 Review: Franco Armani, the pick of the goalkeepers

Jorge Sampaoli, manager of Argentina’s national team, announced his preliminary squad list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup earlier this week.  The fact that no fewer than seven players currently in Superliga were in the group of 35 raised more than a few eyebrows, but few were more surprising than River Plate’s Franco Armani.Armani joined […]

Superliga 2017/18 Review: Breaking down expected and actual results

Throughout Argentina’s Superliga season I’ve presented two league tables side-by-side — one based on the actual league results, and an alternative table based on the expected goal scorelines. Here’s the final table:(I color coded the outcome zones for the teams; yellow is for the league champion, blue goes to group stage of Copa Libertadores 2019, […]

Referee performance in first half of the Argentina Superliga

Last season I wrote a few articles on referee performance metrics in Argentina’s Primera División.  This season I present the same thing for the first half of the re-branded Superliga.The referee-associated metrics that I have collected for each match include yellow/red cards, penalties given, time added on at end of first and second halves, mean […]

Manager performance in the first half of the Argentina Superliga

The 2017/18 Argentine Superliga is now in its summer/holiday break, which is much shorter than the summer breaks in the past. (The league competition restarts on January 28.)  It’s a convenient moment to take a look at the performance of the managers in the current tournament.There have been 41 different managers in the Superliga, of […]