Huracán miss a golden chance, & Tigre leapfrog River (video)

Denis Stracqualursi (right) gets to grips with Rolando Schiavi

Monday evening’s two final matches of the third round in the 2011 Torneo Clausura featured relegation rivals Huracán and Tigre, both at home. The former hosted Arsenal de Sarandí, and substitute forward Claudio Guerra missed an amazing chance with ten minutes to go which could have handed Huracán all three points. As it was, they settled for a 1-1 draw. Tigre, meanwhile, jumped above River Plate in the relegation standings after a 1-0 win over Newell’s Old Boys in Victoria. All the goals are here, as are the scores and scorers from the weekend’s matches.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, third round
Club Olimpo (E. Maggiolo 16; N. Bareiri 32, 90+3) 3 – 3 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (A. Navarro 51; F. Nuñez 55, 65; J. Da Silva (manager) OFF 90+4)
Colón (G. Graciani 7) 1 – 3 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (J. Neira 6, 24; L. Castro 90+1)
Lanús (D. Valeri 9, 37) 2 – 1 Quilmes Atlético Club (P. Garnier 34)
San Lorenzo de Almagro (J. Bottinelli 10) 1 – 2 Racing Club (T. Gutiérrez 43, 54)
Boca Juniors 0 – 0 All Boys (J.P. Rodríguez OFF 83)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata 0 – 1 Banfield (J. Achucarro 60)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (M. Bogado OFF 60; F. Neill 77) 1 – 1 Vélez Sarsfield (D. Ramírez 7)
Independiente 0 – 1 River Plate (M. Pavone 88)
Huracán (J. Cámpora 51) 1 – 1 Arsenal Fútbol Club (M. Obolo 63)
Tigre (D. Stracqualursi 8) 1 – 0 Newell’s Old Boys

Huracán 1 – 1 Arsenal

Tigre 1 – 0 Newell’s

Assuming one is made available, I’ll try and remember to post a video of this goal on Monday, because as of 1am Monday morning, nothing’s gone up yet.

Now we’re three rounds in, you’ll find the Tables page has been updated, giving you the latest information on the race for the title, the fight to avoid relegation and the battle to qualify for the 2011 Copa Sudamericana.

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