Twenty-one goals from this weekend’s ten matches, and none of them came in Avellaneda, where Racing and Independiente stank the place out in the Apertura’s final clásico. Sunday was a helter-skelter ride, with Boca slipping up but Lanús failing to take full advantage last thing in the evening – the failure of both to pick up three points leaves Tigre, who won on Monday night, right back in the thick of the race. Elsewhere, former River player (and manager) Leo Astrada was applauded into the ground by the home fans as he took Colón to the Monumental at came away with the points. Astrada’s one of the favourites to take over following Daniel Passarella’s resignation.
Primera División A: Tornero Apertura 2007, seventeenth round:
San Lorenzo de Almagro (N. Silvera 86) 1 – 0 Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
Tigre (M. Morel 10; L. Lázzaro 90+3) 2 – 1 Rosario Central (J. Vizcarra 58; D. Díaz OFF 26)
Racing Club 0 – 0 Independiente
Newell’s Old Boys (A. Da Silva 80) 1 – 0 Banfield
River Plate (O. Ahumada OFF 66) 0 – 2 Colón de Santa Fé (R. Ramírez 43; F. Grisales 52)
Vélez Sársfield (P. Lima 25; A. Cabral 50; G. Balvorín 90) 3 – 1 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (F. Dominguez 66; R. Salvatierra OFF 75)
San Martín de San Juan (L. Tonelotto 15; P. Frontini 35; J. Brusco 65) 3 – 2 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (H. Desvaux 42; H. Silva 55)
Arsenal de Sarandí (A. San Martín 21; A. Gómez 44) 2 – 1 Boca Juniors (C. Bueno 75)
Estudiantes de La Plata (P. Piatti 30) 1 – 1 Huracán (C. Cellay 67; P. Goltz OFF 53)
Lanús 0 – 0 Argentinos Juniors
The league table, then, looks like this…
So with Boca facing Lanús at La Bombonera next weekend, and visiting Tigre on the final day in a fortnight, it’s all looking very tasty indeed. If Lanús beat Boca next week, and Tigre fail to beat Argentinos in La Paternal, El Granate will take the title. If Tigre win, or if Lanús don’t, it’ll go down to the last weekend…
As always, check back tomorrow for the weekend’s goals on video.