River win, Boca lose, and Estudiantes edge closer

Gastón Fernández celebrates a brilliant late winner

Estudiantes de La Plata edged a little closer to deciding what’s proving a neck-and-neck race with Vélez Sarsfield for the 2010 Torneo Apertura title with a 2-1 away win over Independiente on Sunday afternoon. Juan Pablo Pereyra gave them the lead and former Racing forward Gastón Fernández hit a winner against his favourite club’s bitter rivals with five minutes left after Nicolás Martínez had equalised right at the start of the second half. In Rosario, Newell’s Old Boys piled further misery on Boca Juniors with a 1-0 win, and River Plate beat Olimpo in the Estadio Monumental thanks to a couple of fantastic saves from Juan Pablo Carrizo. You can see all those goals right here. Also a quick correction to a previous post: Godoy Cruz have not yet, as I thought, qualified for next year’s Copa Libertadores – Newell’s win today leaves them needing one point more to be certain.

Independiente 1 – 2 Estudiantes de La Plata

Newell’s Old Boys 1 – 0 Boca Juniors

River Plate 1 – 0 Club Olimpo

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One thought on “River win, Boca lose, and Estudiantes edge closer

  1. I doubt the stat is readily available anywhere, but I would “like” to see what percentage of goals given up by Boca over the past two years have been in the last 10 minutes of the match. Incredible. Particularly after the 85 minute mark and into stoppage time. Damn that pulga trucho !

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