John Román Terry and other stories
He may not have been caught relieving himself on the floor of a nightclub, topless models havenÃ¢ÂÂt claimed to have enjoyed a bit of nooky with him in a toilet, heÃ¢ÂÂs not padre del aÃÂ±o, but this week Juan RomÃÂ¡n Riquelme was John Terry.
Celebration-gate has dominated the front, middle and back-pages of the papers.
For those who missed the scandal, Martin Palermo finally became BocaÃ¢ÂÂs all-time top-scorer last weekend by knocking in his 219th goal for the club, thanks to a pass from Riquelme.
Despite the historic moment that belonged to the No.9, the No.10 went off to celebrate his astonishing three-yard pass all by himself, as Palermo just stared at him in disbelief.
This week has mainly been dedicated to the fallout from the fall-out.
Both Riquelme and PalermoÃ¢ÂÂs contracts run up at the end of the season. The first is the fans' favourite, the second is the clubÃ¢ÂÂs top-scorer. They hate each other.
The boardÃ¢ÂÂs choice of coach wonÃ¢ÂÂt come while Riquelme is at the club. But 36-year-old Palermo has a like-for-like replacement in the wings while Riquelme doesnÃ¢ÂÂt.
"The only thing that brings us together is the shirt," said Palermo after the eighth question about Riquelme at a press conference, managing to name his nemesis just three times in nearly 40 minutes in front of the media.
A well-respected paper in Argentina took the opportunity to run through the various crises that have hit Boca this season.
To sum up, think a six-way no holds barred free-for-all Smack Down between president, former president, the board, the coach, the players and the fans.
Yet as said paper put a name to all the different internal battles and problems, it left out one of the more recent scandals.
Tweetersphere gossip hinted that one of the Ã¢ÂÂbig-name playersÃ¢ÂÂ had Ã¢ÂÂtried it onÃ¢ÂÂ via SMS with the girlfriend of one of his team-mates.
It was soon added that the victim was Pablo Mouche, who WAG watchers will know is the envy of the nation because it is he who steps out with Luli Fernandez.
The Ã¢ÂÂbig name playerÃ¢ÂÂ had two numbers on the back of his shirt, not one.
So far nothing has come of the alleged advances. SeÃÂ±orita Luli didnÃ¢ÂÂt engage in Ashley Cole-esque games of texting and just showed the message to Mouche, who is said to have stormed into the boardroom demanding action be taken against Riquelme.
On the scale of things, however, it is probably low down on the boardÃ¢ÂÂs priorities. Finding a solution to the Palermo-Riquelme situation and not causing a civil war amongst the Boca fans is higher up.
One paper was guilty of a Freudian typo when they wrote about Juan RamÃÂ³n Riquelme.
While RomÃÂ¡n was keeping Boca busy, RamÃÂ³n was the journalistsÃ¢ÂÂ choice of new coach at River Plate.
President Daniel Passarella broke his radio silence by holding a press conference which swiftly turned into a relatively mono-themed series of questions.
Why didnÃ¢ÂÂt you appoint RamÃÂ³n DÃÂaz? Would RamÃÂ³n DÃÂaz have been a good choice? The fans wanted RamÃÂ³n, are you aware of that? Cappa doesnÃ¢ÂÂt have the experience, but RamÃÂ³n does. Is there any chance RamÃÂ³n will take over in the future? Did you speak to RamÃÂ³n? What did he say? How would you describe your relationship with RamÃÂ³n? And so onÃ¢ÂÂ¦
Passarella pointed out that the board of directors voted for who they should appoint as the new coach. Cappa beat RamÃÂ³n 12-0.
Away from the media-monopolising duo, thereÃ¢ÂÂs a Super Sunday clÃÂ¡sico double bill this weekend.
First up, HuracÃÂ¡n will make the trip to one of the most intimidating stadiums in Buenos Aires by taking on San Lorenzo.
With eight goals, eight defeats and 14 points from 14 games, its not exactly the stage fright of taking on Lord AragonÃ¢ÂÂs side that puts the jitters up the Globo Ã¢ÂÂ rather, itÃ¢ÂÂs arriving having gone past one of the largest villa miserias in the city.
Unlike the fans and the gringos, however, footballers probably have some kind of police protection. If HuracÃÂ¡n beat the team 10 places below them in the league, theyÃ¢ÂÂll need it when they leave too.
Speaking of the police, the Rosario derby kicks off two hours later. The recent violence amongst both sets of fans means the already tasty, if you can call it that, clÃÂ¡sico is set to be a whole lot spicier.
Around 25,000 NewellÃ¢ÂÂs Old Boys fans were at the stadium on Thursday night to gee up the players Ã¢ÂÂ its become something of a classic with NOB fans. ArgentinaÃ¢ÂÂs favourite song Ã¢ÂÂ if you donÃ¢ÂÂt jump youÃ¢ÂÂre English Ã¢ÂÂ was turned around so that the thousands of Leper fans were jumping Ã¢ÂÂ if you didnÃ¢ÂÂt you are going to the B.
While NewellÃ¢ÂÂs have largely disappointed this season, Central are on the edge of the abyss. Second bottom in the league, the Scoundrels are in the relegation playoff positions. With clÃÂ¡sicos generally counting for six points, this is a game they canÃ¢ÂÂt slip up in.
Rolando Schiavi, however, wants the hated rivals to stay up. The Rosario clÃÂ¡sicos are stuff of legend, according to the Flaco. The city needs the game. Keep your friends close, your enemies closer Ã¢ÂÂ like Palermo and Riqulme.
FixturesChacarita v AtlÃÂ©tico TucumÃÂ¡nTigre v EstudiantesBanfield v IndependienteRiver v Godoy CruzSan Lorenzo v HuracÃÂ¡nGimnasia v BocaRosario Central v NewellÃ¢ÂÂsRacing v VÃÂ©lezArsenal v ArgentinosColÃÂ³n v LanÃÂºs