Prior to the culminating moment of the Argentine Triple Crown, two very different teams have claimed the first two titles. Ellerstina won the Tortugas Open after defeating La Dolfina, while the Hurlingham Open went to La Natividad after they beat RS Murus Sanctus. Now, it’s just a matter of time before a team gets their hands on the coveted trophy at Palermo.
The 2021 edition of the Argentine Open promises to be more attractive and competitive than ever. While the format of ten teams remains, with the winners of each league set to play the final on Saturday, December 11, there is one very significant change. This year, there won’t be a final between La Dolfina and Ellerstina, as both teams are place in League A. Furthermore, Ellerstina is the top seeded team of the tournament, rated at 39 goals (La Dolfina is rated at 38, after Diego Cavanagh and Francisco Elizalde replaced Juan Martin Nero and Pablo Mac Donough).
While nothing is set in stone, it isn’t completely unfair to assume that either La Dolfina or Ellerstina will be playing the final. However, they have three obstacles to overcome before that can become a reality: La Ensenada (the runner up of the Tortugas Open), La Irenita, and Alegria Fish Creek.