Controversy as River drop more points, and the Apertura round 11 scores and scorers

Referee Federico Beligoy fails to see Rogelio Funes Mori's point

Sunday saw the weekend’s Primera División matches end on a controversial note, as Rogelio Funes Mori scored a fine winning goal in the last minute for River Plate – away to Godoy Cruz – only to see it ruled out for a phantom hand ball after he’d brought Ariel Ortega’s chipped through ball down with his chest. That game finished 2-2, with Godoy worth their point and claims that Jonathan Maidana was fortunate not to have given them a penalty in the first half (I can’t comment as I missed most of the first half, including that incident). Mariano Pavone, though, was clearly offside when he scored River’s second.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Boca had dismissed Huracán 2-0 – ironically given Funes Mori’s later frustration, Martín Palermo accidentally handled just before scoring the brilliant opening goal, and the officials didn’t spot it – and Olimpo beat Lanús 1-0 with one of the most perfectly-placed own goals you’re likely to see all season from Hernán Grana. Racing also underlined the injustice of having to play last week’s clásico against Independiente without their best player due to an international friendly, for heavens’ sake. Giovanni Moreno scored twice in the second half to bring La Academia back from 1-0 down to beat Argentinos Juniors 2-1 in El Cilindro. All today’s goals are right here, as are the goalscorers for the whole weekend.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2010, eleventh round:
San Lorenzo de Almagro (J.C. Menseguez 3; S. Balsas 76) 2 – 0 Tigre
Quilmes 0 – 2 Vélez Sarsfield (J.M. Martínez 38; S. Silva 83)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (J. Córdoba 1; 46; P. Morant (manager) OFF HT) 2 – 3 Arsenal Fútbol Club (L. Leguizamón 29; M. Obolo 49; P. Aguilar 87)
All Boys (J. Ferrari 4; J.P. Rodríguez 14; C. Casteglione 48) 3 – 1 Independiente (F. Parra 45+2; P. Rodríguez OFF 81)
Colón (E. Fuertes 4) 1 – 1 Estudiantes de La Plata (G. Fernández 29)
Banfield 0 – 0 Newell’s Old Boys (L. Vella OFF 50)
Club Olimpo (H. Grana OG 48) 1 – 0 Lanús
Boca Juniors (M. Palermo 43; L. Viatri 65) 2 – 0 Huracán
Racing Club (G. Moreno 59, 73) 2 – 1 Argentinos Juniors (F. Neill 28)
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (D. Ramírez 52; C. Carranza 78) 2 – 2 River Plate (L. Sigali OG 41; M. Pavone 63)

Olimpo 1 – 0 Lanús

Boca 2 – 0 Huracán

Racing 2 – 1 Argentinos

Godoy Cruz 2 – 2 River

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7 thoughts on “Controversy as River drop more points, and the Apertura round 11 scores and scorers

  1. Sam-do you think the officials missed Palermo’s mano or did they consider it inadvertent ? Nearly impossible to miss ! Inadvertent or not, what a goal. As for Funes Mori, a tough break, but honestly I’d like to see that again but from another angle. It looked like he caught it with his chest but we were only shown that one angle. It possibly could have gone off his chest and then his arm. Cappa was spitting nails. Again.

    1. I don’t think it’s relevant whether or not Palermo’s was inadvertent (although it clearly was), it’s still a hand ball, he’d already controlled it himself before it happened. As for Funes Mori, there was quite clearly no second contact. The lack of camera angles is one of the more infuriating aspects (from the viewer’s point of view) of the whole Fútbol Para Todos thing, but this video on Olé’s website is clear enough.

  2. the play preceding the funes mori goal was a godoy cruz penalty shot, nunez was groped. beligoy called it as intention to dive, then he called the extended arm of rogelio in spite of the linesman’s indecision

  3. Lovely header by Grana for Olimpo’s goal, showing a deft touch haha.

    Wonderful goal by Palermo.

    Superb dummy for Racing’s 2nd, who was that?

    LOL at River’s first goal, excellent finish from Carranza for the 2nd

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