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Boca Juniors pip River Plate to Argentine title with late Tevez screamer

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A dramatic late goal from Carlos Tevez gave Boca Juniors the Argentine league title on Saturday, as the Buenos Aires club overcame Gimnasia 1-0 to pip their arch rivals River Plate on an breathtaking last day of the season.

River led the Superliga from Boca by a point going into their final round of games and could have guaranteed the title with a victory.

However, they could only scrape a 1-1 draw away at Atletico Tucuman.

At the same time, Boca needed to win at home to Gimnasia and hope River...

Toe Poke Daily: Maradona king for a day (and every day) yet again

Diego Maradona coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata looks on before a match against Velez.
Diego Maradona was given a throne by his team to coach on during all of their home games in Argentina.

Diego Maradona is king for a day (again) and he'll be king every day that he remains in the home dugout for Gimnasia La Plata.

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Maradona is definitely enjoying himself at Gimnasia La Plata in Argentina's Superliga, after the club made a special throne for the 59-year-old coach to use on the sidelines of each home game.

Gimnasia will...

Diego Maradona out as manager after just two months at Argentine club Gimnasia

Diego Maradona poses for a photo with Maxi Rodriguez ahead of the match between Newell's Old Boys and Gimnasia.
Under Diego Maradona, Gimnasia won just three games.

Diego Maradona has resigned as coach of Argentina first division club Gimnasia La Plata after two months in charge and the club on the brink of relegation.

Gimnasia sit 22nd in the table with Maradona winning three and losing five times out of his eight games.

Maradona's decision to quit his post comes after Sunday's announcement by Gimnasia president Gabriel Pellegrino that he will not run for reelection. Pellegrino has been at the helm since 2016 and the Argentina legend's resignation is perceived...

Toe Poke Daily: Newell's Old Boys give Argentina legend Diego Maradona king's treatment

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Diego Maradona coached Gimnasia on Tuesday from his very own pitchside throne.

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We all know that Diego Maradona enjoys god-like status in Argentina, but Newell's Old Boys took it to new heights on Tuesday.

The Albiceleste legend, now coach of Gimnasia La Plata, was welcomed by his former club Newell's with a special pre-match presentation which included his very own chair on the sideline from which to coach from.


Diego Maradona collects first victory as Gimnasia manager

Diego Maradona celebrates his first win since taking over at Gimnasia last month.

Two late goals helped Gimnasia to a long-awaited first victory under recently appointed coach Diego Maradona on Saturday.

Victor Ayala and Matias Garcia scored in the 83rd and 87th minutes, after opponents Godoy Cruz had had two men sent off.

The goals gave Gimnasia a vital 4-2 away win in their bid to stave off relegation from Argentina's Superliga.

The win was a huge boost to Maradona, the famed World Cup winner who took over at the club last month.

After three successive defeats under Maradona,...