With Godoy Cruz, Gimnasia La Plata and Central both drawing on Saturday, Racing had a chance to gain some points in La Plata, but were more concentrated on keeping Estudiantes out. Amazingly, given that we’re talking about Racing, referee Carlos Maglio booked Mauro Boselli for diving rather than give a penalty against Caruso Lombardi’s boys, when the Estudiantes man had indeed dived. Elsewhere, Gimnasia de Jujuy got a win in La Paternal, River came from behind to beat San Martín with Radamel Falcao García asking Marcelo Gallardo if he could take the winning penalty, and Lanús – who stay top – were thumped by Huracán. Tigre and Boca, runners-up and champions respectively a few months ago, drew 0-0 in Victoria. All the details are right here.
Primera División A Torneo Clausura 2009, seventh round:
Independiente (L. Gioda 46; I. Sosa 67; L. Ríos 72; H. Fredes 73) 4 – 1 Newell’s Old Boys (M. Fórmica 71; N. Spolli OFF 69)
Banfield (C. Lucchetti 43, 72) 2 – 0 Arsenal Fútbol Club
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (V. Figueroa 17) 1 – 1 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (F. Dutari OG 71)
Argentinos Juniors 0 – 1 Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy (J. Arraya 59)
Rosario Central (M. Caraglio 69) 1 – 1 Vélez Sársfield (J. Larrivey 16)
Tigre 0 – 0 Boca Juniors
River Plate (G. Cabral 60; R. F. García 90+3) 2 – 1 San Martín de Tucumán (F. Quiroga OG 1; P. De Muner OFF 90)
Huracán (G. Esmerado 6; J. Pastore 64, 82) 3 – 0 Lanús
Estudiantes de La Plata 0 – 0 Racing Club
Colón de Santa Fe (E. Fuertes 56, 65; N. Torres 85) 3 – 0 San Lorenzo de Almagro (J. Santana OFF 55; G. Bergessio OFF 59; J. Bottinelli OFF 61)
Check back on Monday night, as usual, for the goal videos.