Clausura: River still in trouble, Vélez slip up (video)

Carlos Tevez waves to Boca's fans in La Bombonera

The weekend’s games in the 2011 Torneo Clausura have left things very tight at the top of the Clausura table, thanks to Tigre’s home victory over league leaders Vélez Sarsfield. Vélez rested a lot of their first-choice players ahead of Thursday night’s Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg, and suffered for it in a 2-1 loss. If Lanús and Godoy Cruz both win their games on Monday, the top two will be separated by only a single point. River Plate drew 0-0 away to Olimpo, thus remaining the relegation playoff spots of the promedio table. Racing crashed 3-1 at home to Banfield, All Boys confirmed their place in next season’s Primera with a 1-0 win over fellow relegation battlers Quilmes, and Martín Palermo had a poor game but scored the only goal all the same in Boca Juniors’ 1-0 win over Newell’s Old Boys, with Carlos Tevez, given a club award of some sort before the game, watching from the stands. These goals and more are right here.

Colón 1 – 2 Argentinos Juniors

San Lorenzo 1 – 1 Arsenal

All Boys 1 – 0 Quilmes

Racing 1 – 3 Banfield

Estudiantes 0 – 2 Independiente

Boca 1 – 0 Newell’s

Tigre 2 – 1 Vélez Sarsfield

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