Vélez eventually break Arsenal’s resistance to record a second win (video)

On Friday night there was only one match in the 2011 Torneo Apertura, and it saw champions Vélez Sarsfield visit Arsenal de Sarandí. After an entertaining first half, which saw both sides hit the woodwork, had ended goalless, Arsenal held out and continued to threaten on the counter-attack throughout the second half, and it looked like Vélez would have to settle for a draw. But in stoppage time, the champions’ patience paid off, and a neatly-worked passing move split the home defence, allowing Jonathan Ramírez to square for Guillermo Franco to score his first goal for Vélez, and win the match. You can see it right here.

Arsenal 0 – 1 Vélez Sarsfield

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