Apertura 2011: Riquelme complains as Boca draw; Lanús beat San Lorenzo (video)

The first round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura didn’t end on Sunday (Independiente vs San Martín de San Juan won’t be played until the 7th September) but it closed for the time being with Boca Juniors frustrated at a 0-0 draw away to Olimpo de Bahía Blanca which had Juan Román Riquelme grumbling, ‘the pitch was bad… when the match can’t be won, you just have to make sure you don’t lose.’ Lanús beat San Lorenzo away, whilst Tigre v Racing and Newell’s v Estudiantes were also draws. The goals, as well as those from Saturday – including Godoy Cruz and Vélez Sarsfield’s 1-1 draw – are right here, along with all the weekend’s scores and scorers.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, first round
Banfield 0 – 2 Atlético Rafaela (D. Gandín 10, 12; I. Juárez OFF 31; F. González OFF 51)
Unión (G. Vera OFF 30; J.P. Avendaño 52) 1 – 1 Argentinos Juniors (J. Sabia OFF 25; S. Salcedo 47)
All Boys (M. Matos 54) 1 – 1 Belgrano (C. Pereyra 46)
Arsenal de Sarandí (G. Burdisso 35) 1 – 2 Colón (T. Costa 73; E. Fuertes 76)
Godoy Cruz (R. Ramírez 34; N. Sánchez OFF 40) 1 – 1 Vélez Sarsfield (I. Bella 66)
Newell’s Old Boys 0 – 0 Estudiantes de La Plata
San Lorenzo de Almagro 0 – 1 Lanús (M. Regueiro 29)
Club Olimpo 0 – 0 Boca Juniors
Tigre (R. Leone 74) 1 – 1 Racing Club (T. Gutiérrez 25)

All Boys 1 – 1 Belgrano

Arsenal 1 – 2 Colón

Godoy Cruz 1 – 1 Vélez

San Lorenzo 0 – 1 Lanús

Tigre 1 – 1 Racing

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One thought on “Apertura 2011: Riquelme complains as Boca draw; Lanús beat San Lorenzo (video)

  1. I’m thinking of going to the Boca v Union game tomorrow, the last time I went to the Bombonera I was able to queue up and get tickets on the morning of the game, does anyone know if this still the case? I’ve been reading the tourist “package deal tickets” are big business now, thus not many tickets go on general sale to the public nowadays.

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