Newell’s Old Boys beat Vélez Sarsfield on Friday night thanks partly to a ridiculous penalty which Rolando Schiavi tucked away. Mauricio Sperdutti had already opened the scoring moments before half-time with a good finish, and Ricardo Gareca’s visitors had no answers. Vélez thus miss the chance to go temporarily top of the league pending the San Lorenzo vs Estudiantes game on Sunday. Earlier in the evening, Arsenal de Sarandí had beaten Quilmes with a goal from Pablo Aguilar with just seven minutes left. You can see the goals right here.
Quilmes 0 – 1 Arsenal Fútbol Club
Newell’s Old Boys 2 – 0 Vélez Sarsfield
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The penalty call in the Newell’s – Velez game was a bit odd, but Newell’s played well enough to deserve the win. Sperdutti’s goal alone would have won the match, and it alone was worth the price of admission.
OFF TOPIC- I finally figured out who Brindisi looks like-Oliver Reed, the late english actor and noted drunken lunatic.