Bizarre symmetry

Central are down and out as All Boys celebrate

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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  1. Not a fan of All Boys. Not at all. But it’s the closest club to the hospital where I was born! haha! Not taking credit, or anything. I do take credit for Diego MILITO’s impressive present.

    Back to All Boys…a small club with some great players in their past. Nestor FABBRI, who played in the 1990 WC with Argentina and Carlos TEVEZ (when he was called Carlos MARTINEZ and before changing his surname to leave All Boys and sign for Boca Jrs. without a single penny going to All Boys’ accounts) are the most notable names.

    It will be fun to see them in the Primera División.

    Sad for Rosario Central. A proper big club from the provinces with a rich tradition and massive passionate support.

    In any case…my Racing could have been Rosario Central today. Can’t get that terrifying thought out of my head. That was close. Now we shouldn’t be in such trouble next season.

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