Boca Juniors edge closer to the title but Tigre, after ensuring River Plate remain bottom, are still right on their heels. Gimnasia La Plata climbed to the top of the Promedio relegation zone and dragged Colón towards it, should the sides below them have a run at some point. The other relegation clash, in Jujuy between the other Gimnasia and San Martín de Tucumán, was a draw which saw those two sides swap places.
Primera División A Torneo Apertura 2008, seventeenth round:
Independiente 0 – 1 Banfield (V. López 90+3; F. Santana OFF 80)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (D. Stracqualursi 80) 1 – 0 Colón de Santa Fe
Huracán S – S San Lorenzo de Almagro
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (G. Loeschbor 69) 1 – 1 San Martín de Tucumán (P. Pérez OFF 71)
Lanús (J. Gandolfi OG 50; S. Blanco 59) 2 – 1 Arsenal Fútbol Club (M. Matos 41; A. Matellán OFF 88)
Tigre (C. Luna 26, 40; C. Bardaro 90+4, OFF 90+5) 3 – 1 River Plate (S. Salcedo 2)
Argentinos Juniors 0 – 0 Rosario Central
Boca Juniors (J. R. Riquelme 38, 58) 2 – 1 Racing Club (F. Sosa 45)
Newell’s Old Boys (J. M. Insaurralde 56) 1 – 0 Vélez Sársfield
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba P – P Estudiantes de La Plata
Huracán vs. San Lorenzo was called off after just sixteen minutes due to La Bombonera being turned into a municipal swimming pool. In spite of the short duration, there was still time for a goal and a sending-off – both for Huracán players, Pablo Goltz scoring and Javier Pastore seeing red. The remainder of the match will be played at a later date, starting with the score and the number of players which finished the first 16 minutes.
Godoy Cruz vs. Estudiantes will be played on Wednesday, 10th December to allow Estudiantes to prepare fully for the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana final in Porto Alegre against Internacional, which is this coming Wednesday, 3rd December.
Don’t tell the manager of England’s Droylsden FC about this, he’ll quite possibly have a coronary!
Having seen his wild-eyed anger at the name of his team being spelt wrong on some tickets for the first FA Cup tie, I have now been watching his reaction to his side’s goal wiped out for a new game from scratch, after Saturday’s match was abandoned at 1-0 to Droylsden because of fog…
On the other hand, I might just e-mail the club myself and inform him of how Huracan are able to keep their goal, just to see him stamp off and threaten to sue the English FA… he does liven up the TV reigonal news :)
By the way, if you were Huracan, which would you prefer?
To start from scratch with 11 men, or 1-0 up with ten.
I can’t imagine them holding out for 74 minutes with a man less.
I would probably take the goal and continue. I don´t have any statistics to back it up but I have a feeling that a red card is not as harmful for a team here as might be the case in Europe.
On the other hand, San Lorenzo is doing so bad at the moment that Huracán will probably win whatever.
The game is is scheduled for tomorrow at 17.10.
And two halfs will be played, 37 minutes each.
Somewhat strange, isn´t it?
So annoying that it’s tomorrow night, I’m working. There is a computer knocking around, but the IT department may have questions about Justin TV appearing in the history…
It seems as I was quite wrong. ;)
4-1, I sure as hell didn´t see that coming.
lol, I took a risk, had the game running silently next to my desk from mogulus.
Didn’t see Torres’ equaliser, but did see the two free kick goals, Huracan were really poor on those to give San Lorenzo so much space, it looked like a training exercise.
I didn’t think San Lorenzo would still be involved to the end, I wonder what would happen if Lanus win the next two, SL and Tigre win one and draw one, and Boca get two draws… it could happen, four teams on 37 points! The ‘desempate’ could go on forever!