For the second match in a row, River Plate goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo made a howler to blow his side’s chance of a win, making a complete hash of pushing a seemingly harmless long-range shot over the crossbar to gift San Lorenzo an equaliser as the weekend clásico finished in a 1-1 draw. That result (which had at least as much to do with River’s strikers once again failing to muster the number of goals they should have) leaves River in the relegation playoff places at present, with four matches to go. Boca Juniors later drew 2-2 away to Arsenal, with Juan Manuel Insaurralde having a goal disallowed due to the ball going out of play from a corner before he got to it. Whether it did or not was hotly debated. Vélez Sarsfield beat Gimnasia 2-0 with an opening golazo from Santiago Silva to stay top, and Racing surprisingly lost away to Quilmes, also 2-0. All the goals, plus the weekend’s scores and scorers, are right here.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2011, fifteenth round
Newell’s Old Boys (R. Schiavi 27; J. Torrente OFF 65; I. Fideleff OFF 90+2) 1 – 0 All Boys (E. Gigliotti OFF 90+2)
Banfield (J. Achucarro 16) 1 – 1 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (L. Sigali 59, OFF 69)
Tigre 0 – 3 Lanús (S. Romero 15, 49, 56)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors 0 – 1 Club Olimpo (M. Aguirre 84)
*Huracán 0 – 2 Club Estudiantes de La Plata (J.P. Pereyra 5; C. Taborda 28)*
Independiente (F. Parra 19; P. Rodríguez 22; N. Silvera 85) 3 – 1 Colón (E. Fuertes 63)
Quilmes Atlético Club (M. Cauteruccio 55; M. Caneo 74) 2 – 0 Racing Club
Vélez Sarsfield (S. Silva 25; M. Moralez 81) 2 – 0 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
River Plate (L. Caruso 28) 1 – 1 San Lorenzo de Almagro (J. Ferrari 73; M. Giménez OFF 87)
Arsenal Fútbol Club (M. Obolo 22; L. López 60) 2 – 2 Boca Juniors (L. Viatri 52; P. Mouche 80)
*A correction to Saturday’s goal videos post, as well as a clarification on this match: Huracán vs Estudiantes was called off after 32 minutes due to fan unrest. A group of Estudiantes supporters provoked the home fans, and some Huracán fans responded, causing the game to be cancelled. As I was out all day on Saturday, and this wasn’t reported very clearly in the headlines on the homepages when I got home late at night, I totally missed this fact in my goal videos post, and thus reported it as a 2-0 win for Estudiantes. The rest of the match will presumably be replayed at a later date, although the possibility hasn’t yet been discounted that since Huracán’s fans were the ones who caused it to be called off, the result will simply be allowed to stand.
Quilmes 2 – 0 Racing
Vélez 2 – 0 Gimnasia
River Plate 1 – 1 San Lorenzo
Arsenal 2 – 2 Boca Juniors
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Why complain anymore about ref errors ? That was definitely a Boca goal, but the refs have been so poor lately why moan ? And more disturbing is the lack of response from the AFA. Essentially their message is you can piss and moan all you want about the poor decisions but we don’t give a shit. We’re too busy with making money on all our friendlies and setting up the Argentina Cup to be concerned about how poor the officiating is.