Estudiantes impressed in the first half, and rode their luck in the second. Friday night still saw them start their Clausura campaign with a victory though, 2-1 over Newell’s Old Boys, for whom loan signing Claudio Bieler from Racing missed a sitter. Gastón Fernández and Gabriel Mercado scored Estudiantes’ goals. In Avellaneda, a thoroughly entertaining opener saw Independiente and Vélez draw 2-2, with Wednesday’s penalty-winning national team hero Juan Manuel Martínez grabbing an equaliser for Vélez with twelve minutes to go, after they’d been 2-0 down at half time. All the goals are right here.
Estudiantes de La Plata 2 – 1 Newell’s Old Boys
Independiente 2 – 2 Vélez Sarsfield
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