All Boys had played Central in Rosario thirteen times without winning a single match before Sunday, but they’ve just completed a 3-0 win in El Gigante Del Arroyito which gives them a place in the Primera División for next season and relegates Central to Nacional B. The last time Central were relegated, Argentinos Juniors won the league (the 1984 Torneo Metropolitano). What’s more, All Boys were relegated in the same year Buenos Aires turned 400 years old – and they regain promotion just two days before Argentina celebrates her bicentenary.
After the first leg had ended 1-1 with Central scoring in stoppage time, All Boys had complained of the refereeing and insisted that, ‘if nothing strange happens’ they would beat Central easily in the return. So it proved, with All Boys taking a 2-0 lead into half time which obliged home boss Leandro Madelón to make three changes at the break. They made no difference though, with Cristian Vella adding to Marcelo Vieytes and Mariano Campodónico’s first half goals to leave the canalla deep in the mire. Bienvenidos a Primera, All Boys.
Promoción 2010: Rosario Central 0 – 3 All Boys (All Boys win 4-1 on agg.)
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