Borghi breathes again, River move on up and Argentinos still can’t win

Ariel Ortega congratulates Rogelio Funes Mori on River's winner, after setting him up with the corner

Champions Argentinos Juniors are still without a win this season after throwing away a lead at home for the second time in this Torneo Apertura. This time the beneficiaries were Newell’s Old Boys, the rosarinos scoring twice in quick succession in the second half to win 2-1. Independiente and Quilmes fought out a goalless draw in Avellaneda, but elsewhere Boca beat Olimpo in Bahía Blanca to give Claudio Borghi some breathing space and Rogelio Funes Mori, who should have scored at least four goals, eventually managed the only strike of the game against Arsenal de Sarandí, heading in a corner to send River Plate back to the (joint) top of the table, and out of the relegation places in the promedio. You can watch all Sunday’s goals, and highlights of Independiente vs Quilmes, as well as reading all the weekend’s goalscorers, right here.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2010, sixth round
Tigre (D. Castaño 29; F. Telechea 46) 2 – 0 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (P. Fontanello OFF 65)
Colón (E. Fuertes 53) 1 – 1 All Boys (M. Matos 7)
Huracán (R. Zárate 9, 55) 2 – 2 Banfield (M. Carrusca 17; E. Zelaya 61)
San Lorenzo de Almagro 0 – 0 Vélez Sarsfield
Lanús (M. Regueiro 28) 1 – 4 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (D. Ramírez 10; A. Rojas 60; J. Castillo 76; D. Villar 81)
Estudiantes de La Plata (E. Pérez 46; G. Mercado 55) 2 – 0 Racing Club
Argentinos Juniors (G. Vargas 62; S. Gentiletti OFF 90+1) 1 – 2 Newell’s Old Boys (G. Cíchero 77; L. Rodríguez 83)
River Plate (R. Funes Mori 74; R. Pereyra OFF 89) 1 – 0 Arsenal Fútbol Club (P. Aguilar OFF 89)
Independiente 0 – 0 Quilmes
Club Olimpo (J.M. Cobo 17) 1 – 3 Boca Juniors (L. Viatri 14; M. Palermo 61; J.M. Insaurralde 68)

Argentinos 1 – 2 Newell’s

River 1 – 0 Arsenal

Independiente 0 – 0 Quilmes

Olimpo 1 – 3 Boca

Felicidades to Martín Palermo, whose goal for Boca makes him the seventh-highest scorer in the Argentine league in the professional era, with 217.

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2 thoughts on “Borghi breathes again, River move on up and Argentinos still can’t win

  1. Is there hope for Boca ?! Some glimmers yesterday. Viatri (responding to Johnny’s opinion that Mouche deserved to start) had one of his best matches ever. Scorching goal, played hard for 90 and with fewer errors. Canate looked dangerous after coming on and maybe he is getting fit. Escudero had by far his best match, digging on defense and moving the ball up the left side. Battaglia is Battaglia. And, of course, The Titan, with a goal for 2-1 and an assist for 3-1.

    Would it be too much to ask for a victory against Esteban Fuertes and the Colon pretenders next weekend ? Up to 10 points and back in the mix ?

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