Boca & River win again, and all the other weekend goals (video)

I’ve been lazy about uploading the goal videos after each day’s play this weekend, so in this bumper post you’ll find every one of the twenty-six goals scored in Argentina’s top flight this weekend, including both River Plate – with a magnificent team goal that you must watch – and Boca Juniors – with another brilliant Juan Román Riquelme free kick – winning on Sunday, Racing losing again (unluckily) on Saturday, and Independiente’s win in their relegation scrap away to Gimnasia on Friday evening. All the goalscorers, and red-carded players (and managers) are here as well. Enjoy.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, eighth round
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (A. Masuero 18) 1 – 2 Independiente (N. Silvera 54; C. Matheu OFF 56; C. Pellerano 90+1)
Banfield 0 – 2 Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (F. Niell 31; M. Bogado 79)
All Boys 0 – 0 Lanús
Club Olimpo (M. Rolle 39) 1 – 2 Vélez Sarsfield (R. Álvarez 1; E. Papa 51)
Newell’s Old Boys (J.M. Cobelli 46; S. Almirón 53; M. Sperdutti OFF 79) 2 – 2 Arsenal Fútbol Club (L. Leguizamón 26; M. Obolo 29)
Racing Club (L. Licht OFF 43; C. Yacob 76; L. Fariña OFF 85) 1 – 2 Tigre (M. Pernía 23; D. Stracqualursi 51)
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (A. Navarro 4, 15; R. Salinas 39) 3 – 1 Huracán (J. Cámpora 6)
Quilmes Atlético Club 0 – 1 River Plate (P. Ferrari 13)
San Lorenzo de Almagro (G. Carmona 90+1) 1 – 2 Colón (L. Acosta 19, 35)
Boca Juniors (J.R. Riquelme 15; L. Viatri 89) 2 – 1 Club Estudiantes de La Plata (R. López 7; E. Berrizo (manager) OFF HT)

Gimnasia 1 – 2 Independiente

Banfield 0 – 2 Argentinos

All Boys 0 – 0 Lanús

Olimpo 1 – 2 Vélez

Newell’s 2 – 2 Arsenal

Racing 1 – 2 Tigre

Godoy Cruz 3 – 1 Huracán

Quilmes 0 – 1 River

San Lorenzo 1 – 2 Colón

Boca 2 – 1 Estudiantes

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3 thoughts on “Boca & River win again, and all the other weekend goals (video)

  1. It’s hard to remember the last time Boca snatched a victory at the end of a match. Back among the living ! Roman has his free kick stroke back as well as his confidence. Hopefully Falcioni has seen the light and will have Viatri on the pitch instead of Palermo, though I have this feeling that he will continue to start Palermo. Say it ain’t so JC !!

    1. I can’t imagine what it is that makes you think that, Johnny. Is it Falcioni saying, ‘Martín is the captain and a starter’? Oh dear…

      As I tweeted during the game, I thought that was the best Boca have played in (at least) the last year and a half. Solid rather than shaky in midfield, and whilst they were hardly lethal up front, they created more than the opposition and deserved the win. I can’t help wondering if Estudiantes’ midweek travels (flying to Colombia and back for the Libertadores, and moreover ensuring qualification whilst there) had ‘relaxed’ them somewhat, in hindsight, but all the same two wins on the trot for Boca definitely shows some light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s see if Román can keep slamming in those free kicks though…

  2. Agreed Sam. That was the best overall effort from Boca in a long time. But yes, two wins in a row, based largely on two Roman set piece wonders. If Viatri replaces Palermo then Boca will have a little more firepower. But, it looks like Viatri will continue to be a second period sub. :( Some other players have been playing better as well, noticeably Somoza and Cellay.

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