Torneo Apertura 2009: Round 7 scores and scorers

Martín Palermo scored an amazing 45-yard header to win a five-goal bonanza in La Bombonera as Boca Juniors became the first team this season to beat Vélez Sársfield. It’s got the more excitable elements of the Argentine press (which is to say, the Argentine press) insisting that he should start for the selección. Come on, boys. Lanús edged out Godoy Cruz to complete the weekend – all the heroes and villains are right here.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2009, seventh round:
Club Atlético Colón 0 – 0 Banfield
Independiente (W. Acevedo 18; C. Matheu 53; L. Pusineri OFF 86) 2 – 1 Tigre (C. Luna 15)
Huracán (E. Filipetto 21; R. Díaz 41; P. Toranzo 65) 3 – 1 Racing Club (S. Grazzini 83)
Argentinos Juniors (M. Caruzzo 28) 1 – 0 Estudiantes de La Plata
Arsenal Fútbol Club (F. Jara 87) 1 – 0 Rosario Central
Newell’s Old Boys (J.M. Insaurralde 10; J. Achucarro 55; L. Fórmica 88) 3 – 0 Atlético Tucumán
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (J. Cuevas 44; L. Landa 52) 2 – 0 Chacarita Juniors
San Lorenzo de Almagro (L. Romagnoli 83; B. Romeo 86) 2 – 1 River Plate (D. Buonanotte 31; G. Cabral OFF 82)
Boca Juniors (S. Battaglia 35; J.R. Riquelme 64; M. Palermo 74) 3 – 2 Vélez Sársfield (L. Caruso 6, 47)
Lanús (S. Hoyos 45) 1 – 0 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba

As ever, check back on Monday evening for the goal videos.

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4 thoughts on “Torneo Apertura 2009: Round 7 scores and scorers

  1. I’ll be the first to admit that Martin Palermo is way down the list for strikers who should be called by Maradona. Behind the usual suspects, as well as Crespo and Lisandro Lopez. That said, he is a fantastic club player. It’s also not his fault that the press loves to shower attention on him, that he plays for Boca and that Maradona has seen fit to call him up. He’s a larger than life figure for many and the local league would benefit greatly by having alot more like him.

    My editorial for the day.:)

    1. Agreed there, Johnny. I’m getting thoroughly fed up with reading headlines like ‘Palermo a la selección’ every bloody time I go to Olé’s website, though. He is a legend and even though he’s Boca, I rather like him for his character and pathological will to score – but he’s not good enough for Argentina, and I wish they’d stop constantly blowing his trumpet for him when there are better strikers to get the side out of the hole they’re in who are also being overlooked.

      1. Right Sam, I understand the irritation felt by many regarding those incessant “trumpets”. Well, I think we have discussed before the tendency of the local folks to exaggerate the merits of the local players and forget (if not dislike), the players in Europe and elsewhere. It seems the local periodistas are no different than Jose Everyman when it comes to hyping Palermo and others at the expense of more deserving players not plying their trade in Argentina. A pity, but when the coach jumps on that bandwagon, well…..a whole different thing. At any rate, I agree with you completely, but I felt the need to make a point about Palermo’s virtues even if I don’t think they are virtuous enough to merit a call to the NT.

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