There were no goals in the first match of the weekend in El Sur, with Banfield and Estudiantes de La Plata drawing in a match that didn’t live up to its billing as potentially one of the weekend’s better ones. Both sides lost their 100% record but, for now, are joint top of the league. Newell’s had no such difficulties, claiming their first win of the season by easily overcoming a Tigre side who are looking like early frontrunners for most disappointing side of the Apertura. Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, who saw two of his players sent off, had some harsh words for the referee after an eventful match. You can see the goals from that game right here.
Newell’s Old Boys 2 – 0 Tigre
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To be fair to Tigre, if they weren’t so ill-disciplined (particularly their players already on yellow cards…), then they would have got a point out of Newell’s. The hosts were really flat on Friday night and seem to be missing something up front. Formica and Estigarrbia provided the odd spark, but I’m not sure they would have broken through against 11 men. Even against 10 men, they never truly threatened the Tigre goal, and only when Trombetta went off was the opposition backline exposed.
In fact, the only man who looked like creating anything for Newell’s was Islas! He was absolutely hopeless in this game.