On Saturday, 6th March 2010, Racing Club de Avellaneda gained a new supporter. How much the players know about it I can’t say. But at 3:40pm HEGS reader and my good friend Seba welcomed his first son into the world. As if by way of celebration, a couple of hours later, Racing visited Boca Juniors and won the clásico 2-1 in La Bombonera, thanks to a goal on the stroke of half time from the outstanding Gabriel Hauche, after Nicolás Gaitán had given Boca the lead with a brilliant chest-and-volley. Felicidades twice over to you, Seba (and to Felipe, who if he’d been concious of this first win couldn’t have any idea what he’s in for with that team…)! In the other match on Saturday, Lanús hosted Estudiantes and, with two sides of substitutes due to upcoming Copa Libertadores commitments, a dull 0-0 was played out. Highlights of both games are right here.
Boca Juniors 1 – 2 Racing Club
Lanús 0 – 0 Estudiantes de La Plata
The photo above is in support of a new campaign from Racing fans, and was taken by Vale Segredo and posted to the HEGS Flickr pool.
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A great weekend for Seba and Felipe. Another desultory performance by the Boca defenders. My kingdom for a healthy Battaglia.
Sam! This is so sweet from you! I haven’t been posting here lately because I was really really busy and had to cut out some time on some of my favourite websites, but HEGS remains on the regular sites I visit and now that I’m (intentionally) out of a full-time job, I hope Felipe gives me enough time to be back here on a more active role.
Right, to add to the wonderful news you shared with our friends here at HEGS, I have to say that right after the match ended, I went over to Felipe’s crib and, in the middle of his sleep, he raised both his arms and shook a little. Then he went back to sleep, but he made sure his dad new he was celebrating a crucial Racing victory! Because none of you can tell me he wasn’t celebrating there!
Thanks for this beautiful gesture and I hope you come to Buenos Aires soon so you can meet the new racinguista!
Glad you liked it Seba, and it’s good to see Felipe is nailing his colours to the mast early on! I’m looking forward to meeting him already!
Congratulations Seba! A brilliant night, it went up to midnight here but it was typical of Racing to pull that out when you least expect it.
Luckily, Russo had read my previous post on here and dropped Ayala for Martínez, maybe Ayala was just a publicity signing because it’s not always the biggest names that work best in a team – in my mind, the names of Martínez and Aveldano are always linked together and it’s surely better to have two centre backs that know each other well.
Luguercio was superb, man of the match for me, though Hauche is also really good.
As for Boca – I thought after 15 minutes they were going to win easily, and they still dominated possession for long periods. The game could’ve gone either way but Racing rode the luck, particularly that Insua shot/cross that sped past Palermo’s toe.
A relaxing evening tonight, though it would help if Banfield beat Tucumán. Monday night looks big though, I’m worried about Chaca getting points against San Lorenzo in their current state.