Apertura 2011: Boca thrash Unión and champions Vélez get their first win (video)

Martín who? Lucas Viatri (left) celebrates one of his two goals with Juan Román Riquelme

The second round of matches in the 2011 Torneo Apertura began on Monday with an easy away win for Arsenal de Sarandí against newly-promoted Atlético Rafaela, and concluded with Boca Juniors’ first 4-0 win in nearly a year and a half, against Unión de Santa Fe. In between, Vélez Sarsfield brushed aside Banfield 3-0, and San Lorenzo scored twice in quick succession to get a 2-0 win away to Estudiantes, who looked seriously lacklustre. The goals from all four games are right here.

Atlético Rafaela 1 – 3 Arsenal

Vélez Sarsfield 3 – 0 Banfield

Estudiantes 0 – 2 San Lorenzo

Boca Juniors 4 – 0 Unión

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One Response to Apertura 2011: Boca thrash Unión and champions Vélez get their first win (video)

  1. Matthew Gilbert says:

    Mendez-Gigliotti, Gigliotti-Mendez, those two goals are just so beautifully simple and superbly executed, it’s amazing to think that San Lorenzo were so poor before they scored them. Boca’s goals look more spectacular, but the San Lorenzo double was devastating football.

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