There’s a fierce wind blowing through the top order of Argentine club football as the Clausura championship draws to yet another exciting finale.
Last season’s bottom placed club River Plate are now mathematically out of the title race and the other traditional superpower Boca Juniors are a further eight points down the league.
With three teams left in the title race the swell of support in Argentina now stands behind Angel Cappa’s second place Huracán who have brushed Situs Judi Online aside rivals this season with a style of football which is very easy on the eye.
While many Argentine teams in recent years have resorted to a more direct, physical and wholly European approach to the game Cappa’s side have entertained crowds with their tradition Argentine toque-toque style of play.
Toque-toque translates as touch-touch and for an example on the global stage think of Esteban Cambiasso latching on to Hernan Crespo’s backheel after a move involving 24 passes to put Argentina 2-0 up against Serbia & Montenegro at the 2006 World Cup.
Eight players touched the ball in the move that led up to the goal before slicing open the opposition defence and it is in this image that the purist Cappa has moulded his Huracán side.
Many tipped Huracán’s title challenge to run of fizz sooner or later but deep into the business end of the season Cappa’s side are primed to bring the league title home to Parque Patricios.
Last weekend’s clasico against San Lorenzo was moved to Boca Juniors’s La Bombonera stadium for security reasons after a Huracán fan was killed after the corresponding fixture last season. Rodrigo Silvera, 27, was shot dead waiting for a takeaway pizza in November by San Lorenzo’s barra brava and the game’s toxic reputation continues to grow in Buenos Aires.
On the pitch this season the encounter turned out to be a rather drab affair as Huracán’s long-serving centre-back Pablo Goltz nodded home the game’s only goal from a corner.
With the spotlight shining on his team Cappa was clearly …