Argentina’s two giants had weekends of stark contrast: Estudiantes’ draw on Friday combined with River Plate’s 1-0 win over Banfield on Saturday leaves the Millonarios top of the Clausura table on their own, whilst Boca Juniors, after two straight, Riquelme-inspired wins, returned to previous form, slumping to a 2-0 defeat away to Lanús in a desperately boring game on Sunday. Vélez Sarsfield won the last game of the weekend on Sunday night, and are only one point behind River, with (most of) one game in hand. All the weekend’s results – and goals – are right here.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, ninth round
Club Estudiantes de La Plata 0 – 0 San Lorenzo de Almagro (D. Placente OFF 88)
Independiente (J. Pérez 54; H. Fredes 66; L. Núñez 85) 3 – 0 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba
Colón (M. Caire OFF 52) 0 – 2 Club Olimpo (N. Bareiro 16; M. Litre 67)
Arsenal Fútbol Club (L. López 72; L. Leguizamón 90) 2 – 2 Quilmes Atlético Club (P. Vazquez 25; P. Garnier 82)
Huracán 0 – 0 Racing Club
River Plate (M. Pavone 68) 1 – 0 Banfield (M. Bustamante OFF 88)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (C. Rius 29) 1 – 1 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (J. Vizcarra 25)
Lanús (D. Valeri 79; S. Hoyos 85) 2 – 0 Boca Juniors
Tigre 0 – 1 All Boys (H. Barrientos 9)
Vélez Sarsfield (S. Silva 7; A. Fernández 78) 2 – 0 Newell’s Old Boys (M. Estigarribia OFF 50)
Independiente 3 – 0 Godoy Cruz
Colón 0 – 2 Olimpo
Arsenal 2 – 2 Quilmes
River 1 – 0 Banfield
Argentinos 1 – 1 Gimnasia
Lanús 2 – 0 Boca
Martín Palermo was again substituted for Lucas Viatri in the second half, but not before breaking an unwanted personal record; he’s now endured his longest ever spell without a goal.
Tigre 0 – 1 All Boys
Vélez 2 – 0 Newell’s
After that last match, Newell’s manager Roberto Sensini announced his resignation, with the side second bottom of the Clausura table and only having won one of their nine matches so far.
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