Monday evening saw the final two matches of the first round of the 2011 Torneo Clausura, and Lanús vs Arsenal de Sarandí turned unexpectedly into a thriller in the closing stages. Mauro Camoranesi made his debut for the hosts, and immediately committed a foul from which Juan Pablo Caffa scored a stonking free kick for Arsenal to cancel out Diego Valeri’s 55th minute strike on his own return from Europe. With just seven minutes of the ninety to go, it looked like an inauspicious debut for the World Cup winning Camoranesi, but in the 90th minute he produced a brilliant pass for Mario Regueiro to nod home, and in the third minute of stoppage time Silvio Romero made it 3-1 to Lanús. In the evening’s later match, Huracán scored a penalty in the second minute, and Argentinos’ Nicolás Blandi got an equaliser that was late as the opener had been early. All the scores and scorers are right here, along with the goals from those two games.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, first round
Estudiantes de La Plata (G. Fernández 12; G. Mercado 23) 2 – 1 Newell’s Old Boys (J.M. Cobelli 89)
Independiente (F. Parra 7; R. Battión 36) 2 – 2 Vélez Sarsfield (M. Moralez 46; J.M. Martínez 78)
Club Olimpo (D. Vega 63; C. Salom 90) 2 – 1 Banfield (R. López 48)
San Lorenzo de Almagro (J.C. Menseguez 16) 1 – 1 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (J. Neira 69)
Colón (E. Fuertes 51, 70) 2 – 0 Quilmes Atlético Club
All Boys 0 – 1 Racing Club (G. Hauche 73)
Boca Juniors (W. Erviti 53) 1 – 4 Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (R. Ramírez 13, 37; A. Torres 51; C. Sánchez 90+3)
Tigre 0 – 0 River Plate
Lanús (D. Valeri 55; M. Regueiro 90; S. Romero 90+3) 3 – 1 Arsenal Fútbol Club (J.P. Caffa 83)
Huracán (J. Cámpora 2) 1 – 1 Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (N. Blandi 89)
Lanús 3 – 1 Arsenal
Huracán 1 – 1 Argentinos
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