In spite of the unsavoury incidents in the stands, River Plate went top on their own on Sunday, thanks to their own win and Boca’s draw in Bahía Blanca after Josemir Lujambio scored for Olimpo to cancel out Leandro Gracián’s brilliant opener. Estudiantes also won, meaning that if and when they’re given the points for the match against Racing they’ll overtake River, and Banfield were involved in another five-goal thriller. Put a bet on them winning 3-2 every week and who knows, you could even turn a profit by the end of this campaign*…
Primera División A Torneo Clausura 2008, eighth round
Racing Club (J. Chatruc 53) 1 – 2 San Martín de San Juan (J. S. Brusco 33; M. Bravo 38)
Colón de Santa Fé 0 – 0 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata (I. Moreno y Fabianesi 88) 1 – 0 Vélez Sársfield (S. Silva OFF 90)
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (S. Iuvalé 39) 1 – 1 Rosario Central (E. Zelaya 68; W. Ribonetto OFF 73)
Banfield (D. Cvitanich 11; J. Patiño 61, 86) 3 – 2 Argentinos Juniors (G. Hauche 12; A. Scotti 90+1)
San Lorenzo de Almagro (N. Silva 2; A. D’Alessandro 46, 82) 3 – 1 Lanús (G. Cano 65)
Huracán 0 – 0 Independiente (D. Ledesma OFF 90+2)
Newell’s Old Boys (R. Schiavi 20) 1 – 1 Tigre (S. Rusculleda 33)
River Plate (R. Archubi 34) 1 – 0 Arsenal de Sarandí
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca (J. Lujambio 80) 1 – 1 Boca Juniors (L. Gracián 36; C. Morel Rodríguez OFF 90)
As ever, check back tomorrow for the goal videos.
*Hasta El Gol Siempre is not a betting advice service and can take no responsibility for any financial loss to its readers if Banfield subsequently fail to be involved in another such match ever again in their history, never mind in the remainder of this season.