Argentina's Colon could hardly have dreamt a month ago that they would be top of the league championship when their focus was entirely on avoiding relegation.
Manuel Lanzini scored an early goal for River Plate but they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw at Rosario Central on Sunday.
We profile South American giants Argentina as Lionel Messi aims to emulate 1986 World Cup hero Diego Maradona.
Not for nothing is there a statue of Reinaldo Merlo, nicknamed Mostaza (mustard) for the colour of his hair, outside Racing Club's headquarters.
Juan Sebastian Veron thought he had played his last La Plata "clasico" in March 2011 when Estudiantes beat Gimnasia 2-0.
Manchester United forced through a late deal to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton.
Boca Juniors began their Argentine championship campaign with a controversial 2-1 win at Belgrano.
Diego Simeone has admitted that his Atletico Madrid side were outplayed by Estudiantes in Saturday's friendly.
Juan Sebastian Veron has come out of retirement to play for Estudiantes with his wages going to the club's juniors.
Estudiantes fans are sure to welcome new coach Mauricio Pellegrino with open arms after yet another defeat.
Juan Roman Riquelme was sought by Corinthians two years ago when they were building a team to try to win their first Copa Libertadores.
Juan Sebastian Veron, who retires this weekend at the age of 37, is regarded around the world as one of the great players of his generation.
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