A BIG goal round-up: all the strikes from rounds 15 & 16, plus Brazil B beat Argentina Z in a friendly shoot-out

Last week was a busy one, and with just a one-day break between the midweek fifteenth round of Torneo Inicial action and the weekend sixteenth, I was too busy and too lazy to get a video up. So, here’s a huge catch-up post. Thirty-eight league goals from two rounds which have seen Newell’s Old Boys surrender the lead to Vélez Sarsfield, and Lanús catch the latter. A run-down of the main movers and shakers in the title race is here as well. Also, on Wednesday night Argentina’s local side beat Brazil’s 2-1 in the long-delayed second leg of the Superclásico de Las Américas in a somewhat under-filled Bombonera. Brazil then triumphed 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 aggregate draw. Those goals are here as well.

Torneo Inicial 2012, fifteenth round

Argentinos Juniors 2 – 1 Estudiantes

Unión 2 – 2 San Lorenzo

Quilmes 0 – 1 Vélez

All Boys 1 – 1 Colón

Rafaela 0 – 0 River

Godoy Cruz 0 – 1 Racing

Lanús 2 – 1 San Martín

Tigre 0 – 1 Arsenal

Boca 0 – 0 Newell’s

Independiente 0 – 1 Belgrano (called off prior to kick off of second half due to crowd violence; the second half will be played at a later date)

Round 16

San Lorenzo 1 – 0 Rafaela

Estudiantes 2 – 0 Independiente

Arsenal 3 – 0 Godoy Cruz

San Martín 2 – 2 Tigre

On this video, Silvio González’s goal for Tigre – which made the score 2-1 to San Martín – is for some reason cut. I’ve put a separate video up for it underneath.

González’s goal (Tigre’s first)

Colón 2 – 0 Unión

Vélez 0 – 1 Boca

Newell’s 1 – 2 All Boys

Belgrano 0 – 2 Lanús

Racing 4 – 0 Quilmes

Another cut video there. This is what Racing’s fourth goal should have looked like:

River 0 – 0 Argentinos

Newell’s home defeat to All Boys was their first loss of the season. With three rounds to go, Vélez and Lanús (the latter having won a club record seven consecutive matches) are now level on 32 points, Racing and Newell’s are three back on 29, Boca have 27 and Belgrano 26.

Superclásico de Las Américas second leg: Argentina Z 2 – 1 Brazil B (agg. 3-3; Brazil won 4-3 on penalties)

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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Howler and the Hong Kong Jockey Club among others. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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