Five teams remain unbeaten after the sixth round of matches in the Torneo Apertura, although amazingly one of them – San Lorenzo – are down in 8th. Having drawn four, Saturday’s five-goal thriller over Tigre was only their second victory of the campaign. Chacarita finally got a win, whilst the replay of last season’s Clausura finale saw Vélez comfortably brush aside Huracán. And the clásico? Independiente beat Racing with a performance which manager Américo Gallego claimed was like watching Barcelona. He may have been exaggerating. See the scorers and the goals, right here.
Primera Divisón Torneo Apertura 2009, sixth round:
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (D. Vega 41; L. Sigali 85) 2 – 4 Argentinos Juniors (G. Hauche 53, 67, 90+2; I. Sosa 58)
Banfield (S. Silva 66, OFF 90+2; J. Rodríguez 72) 2 – 1 Newell’s Old Boys (C. Sánchez Prette 65; R. Schiavi OFF 90+2)
Chacarita Juniors (F. Parra 14) 1 – 0 Arsenal Fútbol Club
Rosario Central 0 – 1 Club Atlético Colón (F. Nieto 29)
Estudiantes de La Plata (J.L. Calderón 12; E. Pérez 50) 2 – 1 Boca Juniors (M. Palermo 47)
Tigre (L. Lázzaro 18; D. Leyes 32) 2 – 3 San Lorenzo de Almagro (F. Bordagaray 29; J.C. Menseguez 45+1, 84)
Vélez Sársfield (J. Cristaldo 8, 75) 2 – 0 Huracán
Racing Club (D. Ledesma 48) 1 – 2 Independiente (D. Gandín 2, 30)
River Plate (D. Villalba 42; D. Buonanotte 52) 2 – 2 Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (A. Ormeño 73; J.E. Cuevas 87)
Atlético Tucumán (F. Escobar 59, 72) 2 – 2 Lanús (S. Hoyos 80; A. Peralta 87; S. Blanco OFF 38)
Click here for the show de goles from the TN Sportblog. The running order is the same order the matches are listed in above.
These results leave Estudiantes top with sixteen points, trailed by Vélez and Banfield on fourteen each. Relegation strugglers Central are fourth, on thirteen, and Argentinos complete the top five with twelve points. Chacarita’s win means Huracán and Racing are the only teams left without a win so far. Huracán have only one point, Chacarita and Tigre both have three, whilst Lanús and Racing are on four.
Chaca are still bottom of the Promedio though, with Central second bottom and Racing and Gimnasia La Plata filling the playoff places. Things are congested above them though, with Arsenal, Atlético Tucumán and Godoy Cruz all within range.