Clausura ’08: Round 19 scores and scorers

The 2008 Primera A Torneo Clausura came to an end this weekend, with champions River Plate making a stunning 17-minute comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 away to Banfield, and Boca hit six at home to Tigre in (probably) Rodrigo Palacio’s last match in Argentina. Independiente and Argentinos both secured Copa Sudamericana qualification, but it’s tears for Gimnasia de Jujuy, who drew with San Lorenzo, and for Racing: a 92nd minute winner for Colón put them out of their misery. They’ll begin the Promoción against Unión and Belgrano respectively on Wednesday.

Primera A Torneo Clausura 2008, nineteenth round
Argentinos Juniors (A. Delorte 44, 82; J. Mercier OFF 74) 2 – 1 Rosario Central (D. Díaz 15)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (I. Piatti 79) 1 – 2 Lanús (S. Blanco 32; J. Sand 49; M. Fritzler OFF 61)
Newell’s Old Boys (N. Spolli 78 ) 1 – 0 San Martín de San Juan (M. Pacheco OFF 60)
Huracán (E. Domínguez 90+2; C. Guerra OFF 21) 1 – 2 Vélez Sársfield (J. Cristaldo 2; R. Ocampo 83)
Independiente (C. Matheu 82) 1 – 1 Arsenal de Sarandí (J. L. Calderón 32)
Banfield (D. Cvitanich 42, 51; E. Pío OFF 87) 2 – 3 River Plate (R. Falcao García 70, 86; M. Abelairas 83)
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca (J. Páez 51; J. Ulloa 31) 1 – 2 Estudiantes de La Plata (P. Lugüercio 1; E. Maggiolo 63)
Colón de Santa Fé (G. Rivarola 90+2) 1 – 0 Racing Club (D. Menghi OFF 68)
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (L. Escalada 13; J. Luna 87) 2 – 2 San Lorenzo de Almagro (G. Bergessio 9; B. Romeo 57)
Boca Juniors (R. Palacio 6, 53; M. Palermo 29, 59; G. Paletta 40; C. Chávez 82) 6 – 2 Tigre (R. Martínez 28, 55)

River, Boca, Arsenal, Estudiantes, San Lorenzo, Argentinos and Independiente qualify for the 2008 Copa Sudamericana. Olimpo and San Martín are relegated automatically. Racing will play Belgrano de Córdoba in two-legged playoff starting on Wednesday, whilst on the same day, Gimnasia de Jujuy begin their two-legged tie against Unión de Santa Fé. Both Primera A sides will play away first.

For all the goals from the season’s final weekend, check back later on Monday.

7 thoughts on “Clausura ’08: Round 19 scores and scorers

  1. I don’t know yet, Murt, but it won’t be before we actually know all 20 of the teams who’ll be competing in Primera A for the Apertura. When they’re announced they’ll turn up here, although possibly not immediately as I’ll be offline for a week-and-a-half in mid-late July for a holiday to Cuba.

  2. How very helpful of you to fix your holidays during the Argentine close-season, so we don’t miss anything really important! : )

  3. That was exactly my intention, Matthew. I’d have preferred to go for slightly longer in August or September, but with internet access a potentially tricky situation in Cuba (I booked the flights a week before Fidel stood down, before the liberalisation of such things Raúl Castro has been bringing in) I had to consider the site as well. It’s going to be my career one day, so it wasn’t just you readers I had in mind!

    As it is, I’ll be having to do the pre-season preview business in the space of about three days after getting back, which will be fun. But better than having to miss out two weeks of the season further down the line.

  4. You lucky dog Sam ! Have a good time in Cuba ! The USA guvment frowns on us citizens making our way there, but that did stop me about ten years ago. A fascinating place.

  5. thats sound. i just need to get them asap to book for river and boca. should i just keep an eye out on the AFA website or is there another one you could recommend to get them??

  6. Murt, this early on, the first or second weekend of October is as safe a guess as I can give you, but if you’ve got to have it right up-to-the-minute, keep an eye on afa.org.ar. I’ll have the full list up on here the same day that the AFA release them, IF I’m not in Cuba by then.

    Last year’s Apertura fixtures were released on the 5th July, so I should have them up on HEGS (I travel to Cuba on the 16th).

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