Saturday’s goals from the 2011 Torneo Clausura are online now, including Godoy Cruz’s 1-0 win over All Boys in the day’s late game. There were seventeen goals in all over the six matches played, and if you’re not sure where this leaves everyone then I’d direct you to this post, though the essence is that River will play a relegation playoff, Quilmes are going straight down, and Gimnasia and Huracán must play a tie-breaker to decide who takes the remaining playoff spot and who goes directly to Nacional B. The goals are right here; enjoy them.
Argentinos Juniors 1 – 1 Tigre
With this point, had Olimpo and River both won, Tigre would have been dragged into a three way tie-breaker, but with River losing, the visitors were safe.
Quilmes 0 – 1 Olimpo
This win, which featured a man-of-the-match performance from Olimpo’s debutant goalkeeper Matías Ibáñez after first choice Leandro Tombolini had been injured* for Olimpo condemned Quilmes to the drop, and also dumped River in the relegation playoff zone (with a bit of help from River’s own loss to Lanús).
Gimnasia La Plata 2 – 2 Boca Juniors
Christian Cellay’s late equaliser for Boca, with more or less the last touch (and yes, that is Martín Palermo celebrating as if he’s scored it himself after setting it up), robbed Gimnasia of a playoff spot and left them dead level on average points with Huracán, forcing a tie-breaker.
River Plate 1 – 2 Lanús
Even without Leandro Díaz’s stoppage time winner for Lanús, River were still heading to the promoción (relegation playoff); Olimpo’s win away to Quilmes ensured that River had to win this game just to force a tie-breaker, and River never looked like doing that.
Independiente 5 – 1 Huracán
Huracán would have stayed in the playoff spots with a point thanks to Cellay’s late equaliser for Boca to peg back Gimnasia, but were even more abject than River in losing an Independiente side who looked revitalised after ensuring their own safety last week.
Godoy Cruz 1 – 0 All Boys
Having ensured safety last week, All Boys were relaxed, and Godoy Cruz claimed a win to end a great season on a high; their third-place finish is a club record.
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