Torneo Apertura 2009: Round 2 scores and scorers

Sunday’s four matches saw a ridiculous sixteen goals all on their own, and you can read about them here on The Enganche, as well as this write-up on the Saturday matches. As well as being involved in a good match for a change, River saw two old heroes return, and Matías Almeyda and – in particular – Ariel Ortega helped them to a thrilling win over Chacarita. Champions Vélez were easy winners over Arsenal on Saturday, Martín Palermo bagged the winner for Boca on Sunday, and South American champions Estudiantes strolled to a clásico win over Gimnasia in front of an overwhelmingly home crowd. All the scorers (and a couple of goals, because River vs Chacarita was a goalfest that really deserves to be shown right now) are right here.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2009, second round:
Tigre (M. Morel 19) 1 – 2 Rosario Central (E. Zelaya 21; A. Franzoia 90+1)
Racing Club (R. Ramírez 89) 1 – 1 Club Atlético Colón (F. Nieto 65)
Vélez Sársfield (N. Otamendi 23; R. López 62; M. Moralez 78) 3 – 1 Arsenal Fútbol Club (C. Alvarez 70)
Estudiantes de La Plata (J.M. Salgueiro 18; M. Boselli 68; E. Pérez 76) 3 – 0 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (A. Ormeño OFF 77)
Argentinos Juniors (G. Hauche 61) 1 – 1 Banfield (S. Silva 8)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (D. Vega 25; L. Sigali OFF 89) 1 – 1 San Lorenzo de Almagro (A. Gómez 89)
River Plate (D. Buonanotte 5; G. Cabral 32; D. Villalba 68; A. Ortega 87) 4 – 3 Chacarita Juniors (M. Alustiza 22, 45+1; F. Parra 53)
Atlético de Tucumán (C. Montiglio 21, OFF 23; L. Rodríguez 80; F. Escobar OFF 89) 2 – 4 Independiente (D. Gandín 64; P. Rodríguez 67, 84; L. Núñez 90)
Lanús (A. Pelletieri 21) 1 – 2 Boca Juniors (J.C. Cáceres 16; M. Palermo 89)
Newell’s Old Boys (J.M. Insaurralde 40; C. Sánchez Prette OFF 57) 1 – 0 Huracán

As ever, the goal video for the whole weekend will be linked to here on HEGS later on Monday, but if you only catch on set of highlights, make it this one, from River Plate’s seven goal thriller over newly-promoted Chacarita Juniors…

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6 thoughts on “Torneo Apertura 2009: Round 2 scores and scorers

  1. Ortega was coming directly at me in the stands when he lobbed that one in. The Chacarita faithful were convinced he was offside and I was never able to see a good replay to determine one way or another. Hot as blazes at the Monumental yesterday.

    1. Yeah, they were saying 30 degrees in Buenos Aires and 35 in Tucumán, in AUGUST – so that’s where our ‘summer’ has gone!
      Makes you wonder what December and Feb will be like to play in!

      Felt sorry for Huracán last night, they deserved to get something. Rengo Diaz seems to have been around for ever, always looking as though he’s *going* to be a great player but never quite doing it consistently. He now has a chance to make a real name for himself as everyone’s expecting Huracán to just disappear. He played well last night, so hope he can do more like that.

      Tucumán battled well, but much as I hate to admit it, the referee didn’t get a lot wrong in the decisions that went for Independiente :-(

  2. Wasn’t offside, Johnny.
    I saw it later on TV. When the ball starts towards him he was in the same line with the last man of Chacarita. That man, No. 14, can’t remember his name, was extrmely tired and Chacarita’s coach should have replaced him before.
    Fuckin devilish Ortega!
    He’s 35 years old, drinks like a fish, had played 85′ under a scorched sun.., and accomplish a gol with such a brillant last touch!
    He’s definitely (like Riquelme, like Veron, like Palermo) an out of the common player. Wish I have him in my team.

    1. Ok, I believe he was not offside, but it will be hard to convince the Funebreros !

      And, another question. Yesterday I noted of the many Chacarita banners, a number were decorated with marijuana leafs (also the sweet smell of ganja wafting amoungst the faithful). Does Chacarita have a reputation of being the weed team in Buenos Aires ?

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