The superclásico wasn’t the only match featuring struggling teams on Sunday. Racing visited Banfield and lost out on three points which could well prove crucial in El Sur, whilst the clash between Central and Gimnasia La Plata in El Gigante del Arroyito finished in a win for the visitors – meaning River have at least got some company at the bottom of the Apertura table. San Lorenzo continue to lead the way, with Tigre and Estudiantes maintaining some form of contact in the chasing pack. No contest for most entertaining match of this round: Arsenal’s astonishing three-goal comeback against Vélez on Saturday night.
Primera División A Torneo Apertura 2008, tenth round:
Argentinos Juniors (N. Ortigoza 14; N. Pavlovich 81) 2 – 0 Huracán
Estudiantes de La Plata (J. S. Verón 68; M. Boselli 84) 2 – 0 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
Colón de Santa Fe (E. Fuertes 46) 1 – 2 Independiente (L. Núñez 15, 38)
San Lorenzo de Almagro (N. Silvera 35) 1 – 0 San Martín de Tucumán
Tigre (L. Altobelli 22; M. Morel 30, 79) 3 – 0 Lanús
Arsenal Fútbol Club (A. Matellán 42; A. Gómez 45+1, 59) 3 – 3 Vélez Sársfield (J. M. Martínez 29; J. Cristaldo 30; V. Zapata 34)
Banfield (J. Barrales 53) 1 – 0 Racing Club
River Plate 0 – 1 Boca Juniors (L. Viatri 60; H. Ibarra OFF 51)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba 0 – 0 Newell’s Old Boys
Rosario Central 0 – 1 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (W. Ribonetto 36)
As usual, check back on Monday night for the goal videos from the round, and the updated leagues tables. We’ll also have another look at how Argentines have got in other leagues around the world this week.