Clausura: Vélez extend their lead (video)

Vélez Sarsfield extended their lead in the Torneo Clausura to four points over second-placed Godoy Cruz on Monday night with a comfortable 2-0 win over Banfield in Liniers. With the first team recovering from last Thursday’s high-altitude long-distance trip to Quito in the Copa Libertadores, and preparing for the first leg of their quarter-final against Libertad this coming Thursday, Vélez put out a side full of changes which, nonetheless, was too much for Banfield. Both goals came late on, Fabián Cubero scoring in the 82nd minute and David Ramírez doubling the lead two minutes into stoppage time. You can see those goals – and the full rundown of the round’s scores and scorers – right here.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, thirteenth round
Newell’s Old Boys (L. Velázquez 89) 1 – 3 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (L. Sigali 16; M. Donda 35; C. Sánchez 90+1)
Quilmes Atlético Club (P. Vazquez 2; E. Kalinski 78) 2 – 2 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (L. Castro 31; C. Graf 64)
Huracán (J. Cámpora 50; A. Peña OFF 90+3) 1 – 2 Club Olimpo (R. Brum OFF 36; D. Galván 48; N. Bareiro 90+1)
Tigre (D. Morales 33, 60 D. Stracqualursi 56) 3 – 0 Colón
Arsenal Fútbol Club (M. Alustiza 83) 1 – 2 Racing Club (V. Viola 80; P. Toranzo 81)
Lanús (M. Regueiro OFF 64) 0 – 0 Club Estudiantes de La Plata
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors 0 – 2 Boca Juniors (M. Palermo 3; J.R. Riquelme 20)
River Plate 0 – 2 All Boys (E. Gigliotti 36; J.P. Rodríguez 90+2)
Independiente (F. Parra 33) 1 – 1 San Lorenzo de Almagro (J.M. Salgueiro 48)
Vélez Sarsfield (F. Cubero 82; D. Ramírez 90+2) 2 – 0 Banfield

Vélez 2 – 0 Banfield

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