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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,...

Argentina fail with Messi appeal to CONMEBOL

Alejandro Moreno believes Lionel Messi may have endeared himself to the Argentina fans, but was 'irresponsible' for his comments that could land him a ban by CONMEBOL.

The Argentine Football Association has failed with their appeal to CONMEBOL  regarding Lionel Messi's three-month ban following last summer's Copa America.

Messi was banned for three months from international matches and fined $50,000 in August after accusing South America's governing body for football of "corruption".

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The Barcelona forward criticised the officiating and members of CONMEBOL following Argentina's semifinal loss to Brazil...