The first Sunday of the 2011 Torneo Clausura saw Argentina’s two giants enter the fray. Boca Juniors, who were one of the pre-season favourites for the title after a very strong showing in the summer friendlies, hosted Godoy Cruz – who like Boca are under new management – and were handed a 4-1 thrashing to open the campaign. It was a bitter-sweet Boca debut for Walter Erviti, who scored his side’s only goal on his first appearance alongside Juan Román Riquelme. River Plate, meanwhile, looked very impressive against Tigre and created a lot of chances, but couldn’t convert any and might even have lost had their hosts grabbed one on the break. That game finished 0-0. Racing are the only one of the ‘Big Five’ to win on the opening weekend, opening their campaign with a 1-0 away win over All Boys. All the highlights from Sunday’s games are right here.
All Boys 0 – 1 Racing Club
Boca Juniors 1 – 4 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba
Unfortunately no videos at all – even highlights – from Tigre vs River are on YouTube.
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