Quilmes win another thriller, River & Vélez fight it out at the top (video)

Racing Club 0 - 1 River Plate
Mariano Pavone hammers home a first half penalty for River Plate

Friday night’s games might not have seen any of this weekend’s four clásicos, but the second was one of the best matches we’re likely to see this year, as Quilmes came back from behind to win a knife-edge match for the second time in as many games. 3-2 down away to Banfield with 15 minutes to play, they eventually ran out 4-3 winners, and the right results next week, amazingly, could lift them out of the direct relegation zone. Gimnasia suffered a 2-1 reverse at home to Newell’s in the other Friday game. On Saturday, River Plate visited Racing and won 1-0 thanks to a Mariano Pavone penalty (above) and a highly disciplined second half performance, which I’ll try and write more about tomorrow as I was there. River topped the table for a couple of hours but Vélez are now two points ahead once more, courtesy of what proved a very easy win over Estudiantes in La Plata, 4-0. In the day’s other games, All Boys and Argentinos Juniors drew 0-0 and San Lorenzo beat Huracán 3-0 in the remaining clásicos, and Arsenal got their first ever away win over Godoy Cruz, crushing the mendocinos 4-1 in San Luis (due to Godoy’s stadium in Mendoza being unavailable). All the goals from both days are right here.

Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 1 – 2 Newell’s Old Boys

Banfield 3 – 4 Quilmes Atlético Club

San Lorenzo 3 – 0 Huracán

Racing Club 0 – 1 River Plate

Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba 1 – 4 Arsenal Fútbol Club

Estudiantes de La Plata 0 – 4 Vélez Sarsfield

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