Monday evening saw the final two matches of the 2010 Torneo Clausura, and there were late equalisers in both of them for the visiting teams. Argentinos Juniors took the lead away to Arsenal de Sarandí, but after the hosts had turned the match on its head it fell to Facundo Coria to rescue a point for Argentinos, who thus fail to go top of the table. In the later match, Colón were hanging onto a lead gained from a fabricated penalty (Esteban Fuertes took both the dive and the kick) against Lanús until Guido Pizarro scored with three minutes left to keep Lanús in the hunt for a Copa Sudamericana spot. All the heroes and villains of the weekend are right here as ever, along with Monday night’s goals.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2010, fifteenth round:
Chacarita Juniors (L. Avalos 86) 1 – 2 Atlético Tucumán (E. Gigliotti 66; J. Blanes 77)
Tigre (M. Rojo OG 39) 1 – 2 Estudiantes de La Plata (L. Desábato 8; J. Sosa 26)
Banfield (R. Ramírez 34) 1 – 3 Independiente (N. Silvera 21; L. Gracián 36; L. Núñez 90+3; A. Gallego (manager) OFF 88)
River Plate (A. Ortega 68; P. Ferrari 70) 2 – 1 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (F. Higuaín 32)
San Lorenzo de Almagro (A. Gómez 22; F. Bordagaray 70; C. Leiva 73) 3 – 0 Huracán (E. Filippetto OFF 65)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (M. Pérez 58) 1 – 0 Boca Juniors
Rosario Central (D. Braghieri 2; M. Paglialunga OFF 34; N. Valentini OFF 50) 1 – 1 Newell’s Old Boys (R. Schiavi 15; L. Bernardi OFF 34; C. Nuñez OFF 45+1)
Racing Club (P. Lugüercio 75; C. Yacob 77; C. Bieler 80) 3 – 1 Vélez Sársfield (F. Tobio 40; R. Alvarez OFF 68; R. Gareca (manager) OFF 88)
Arsenal Fútbol Club (L. Leguizamón 35, 48) 2 – 2 Argentinos Juniors (J.L. Calderón 8; F. Coria 88)
Colón (E. Fuertes 48) 1 – 1 Lanús (G. Pizarro 87)
Colón 1 – 1 Lanús
A few hours after it finished, there are still as yet no videos online for Arsenal vs Argentinos – I’ll have them for you tomorrow, God willing.
Check back on Monday for a write-up of the weekend’s main talking points, which included violence in the stands (as well as practically everything else you could ask of a football match) at Racing, the return of Diego Buonanotte and Angel Cappa’s debut at River, and Chacarita saying goodbye to another manager.
You can follow the Clausura and the Argentine sides in the 2010 Copa Libertadores via HEGS on Twitter (including updates during and between matches and similar stories that might not go up on the site until later). I’m slowly gaining followers, but if you’ve not signed up yet you can do so here.