On Wednesday evening, River Plate and San Martín de San Juan played the final 13 minutes of their fourth round Torneo Clausura match, which was called off due to torrential rain first time round. There was very little to say about such a short match. Elsewhere, ex-Huracán manager Antonio ‘Turco‘ Mohamed has taken over at Colón after Leonardo Astrada’s resignation.
The first half of the ‘match’ at the Monumental consisted, more or less, of a seven minute competition to see how far each team’s defenders could kick the ball up the pitch. San Martín’s players couldn’t find the creativity to get through River’s lines, whilst the hosts, knowing they were already 3-2 up, didn’t exert themselves overly. In the second, six-minute half, San Martín might have equalised from a dead ball, but nobody arrived in the box to meet the delivery, and Mauro Rosales, right at the end, took the ball down on his own in the box and could have extended River’s lead, but failed. 3-2 it finished to River, who move into second in the league, a point behind leaders Vélez Sársfield.
Mohamed, earlier in the day, had come to an agreement through his agent with Colón’s directors, having cut short a holiday in China to fly home via Los Angeles. He’ll arrive in Santa Fé on Friday to take charge of his first training session. Although he’ll be back in the country just before it, common sense dictates that he won’t be in charge of the team for the weekend match against Boca Juniors, but will instead take charge on the 28th, next Friday, against Gimnasia La Plata.