Clausura 2011: two challengers win

Leandro Romagnoli (right) evades Carlos Sánchez

San Lorenzo and Arsenal de Sarandí both got three points on Monday evening in the final matches of the second round the 2011 Torneo Clausura. Both ought to be there or thereabouts at the top of the table come the end of the Clausura, and although the wins were by the same scoreline (2-0), there was a big gulf in class between the vanquished parties. Arsenal beat Tigre, who having changed managers and some players over the summer are still finding their way, whilst San Lorenzo’s win came away to Godoy Cruz, who will also be hoping to find themselves at the right end of the table come the end of the season. For the goals from these two games, and all the weekend’s scores and scorers, read on.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, second round
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (J. Córdoba 65; G. Sessa OFF 74) 1 – 3 Club Olimpo (F. Domínguez 58; E. Maggioli 71; M. Rolle 76)
Banfield (J. Achucarro 6) 1 – 1 Colón (E. Fuertes 45)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors 0 – 0 Independiente
Newell’s Old Boys (C. Bieler 46; J.M. Cobelli 87) 2 – 1 Lanús (D. Valeri 68; S. Hoyos OFF 74)
Vélez Sarsfield (D. Ramírez 54) 1 – 2 All Boys (S. Grazzini 24, 56; C. Soto OFF 90; E. Gigliotti 90+2)
Racing Club 0 – 1 Boca Juniors (P. Mouche 46; D. Rivero OFF 89)
Quilmes Atlético Club (E. Kalinski OFF 32) 0 – 1 Club Estudiantes de La Plata (G. Mercado 45+1)
River Plate (E. Lamela 50; P. Ferrari 59) 2 – 0 Huracán
Arsenal Fútbol Club (L. López 4; J. Ortíz 86) 2 – 0 Tigre (R. Martínez OFF 30; R. Arruabarrena (manager) OFF 74)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba 0 – 2 San Lorenzo de Almagro (J.C. Menseguez 50; N. Benítez 90+2)

Arsenal 2 – 0 Tigre

Godoy Cruz 0 – 2 San Lorenzo

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