Sunday’s Torneo Clausura matches saw Martín Palermo draw level with San Lorenzo legend José Sanfilippo as joint fifth highest scorer in Argentine league history, with 227 league goals (he’ll need four in his final two games if he’s going to level Manuel Pelegrina in fourth though). It was a brilliant long ranger in Boca’s 2-2 draw away to Quilmes, which all but condemned the hosts to automatic relegation, after they’d been 2-0 up. Gimnasia later drew with Racing, having had a goal ruled out, 0-0, and Huracán won a match against Tigre, 3-2. Then came River Plate, who missed the chance to put more daylight between themselves and Olimpo (who you’ll remember dropped into the playoff spots on Saturday) in a 1-1 draw at home to Colón, with Leandro Caruso getting a late equaliser after Esteban Fuertes had put the hosts into the lead. All those goals are right here.
Quilmes 2 – 2 Boca Juniors
Huracán 3 – 2 Tigre
River Plate 1 – 1 Colón
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uggghh, its going to be tough for us to avoid the promocion playoff by this point. river’s last two games are against estudiantes and lanus, while olimpo’s final two games are against newells and quilmes. not looking good at all. i think belgrano de cordoba is in 4th in B, so thats whod river would play in the play off. i think id be too nervous to watch those games if they happen.