Torneo Apertura 2011: Avellaneda clásico ends all square, Boca extend their lead (video)

Sunday’s and Monday’s matches in the Primera División ended with Boca Juniors now five points clear at the top of the league after Racing failed to go into second. Racing were held 1-1 in the clásico de Avellaneda after taking the lead in the first minute, and just afterwards Boca beat Tigre 1-0 to extend their lead at the top. Elsewhere, Banfield claimed their second win of the season, beating Newell’s Old Boys 2-0 and Godoy Cruz won by the same scoreline against San Lorenzo. All the goals from Sunday’s and Monday’s games – as well as the scores for the entire round – are right here.

Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, tenth round
Club Atlético Belgrano (F. Almerares 64) 1 – 2 Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (J.J. Morales 3; R. Brum 56)
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (F. Fontanini 50; F. González 54) 2 – 1 Club Atlético Lanús (M. Regueiro 19, OFF 53; C. Izquierdoz OFF 57)
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (E. Rescaldani 66) 1 – 0 Club Atlético San Martín
Club Atlético All Boys (M. Matos 42) 1 – 2 Club Olimpo (J. Furch 27; A. Franzoia 77)
Racing Club (G. Hauche 1) 1 – 1 Club Atlético Independiente (F. Parra 27; R. Díaz (manager) OFF HT)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors (D. Castaño OG 14) 1 – 0 Club Atlético Tigre
Club Atlético Colón (F. Higuaín 58) 1 – 1 Club Estudiantes de La Plata (R. Braña 44)
Club Atlético Banfield (F. Ferreyra 53, 72) 2 – 0 Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys
Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (L. Sigali 39; R. Ramírez 60) 2 – 0 Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro
Arsenal Fútbol Club (C. Trombetta 20; M. Óbolo 81) 2 – 1 Club Atlético Unión de Santa Fe (P. Rosales 7)

All Boys 1 – 2 Olimpo

Racing 1 – 1 Independiente

Boca 1 – 0 Tigre

Colón 1 – 1 Estudiantes

Banfield 2 – 0 Newell’s

Godoy Cruz 2 – 0 San Lorenzo

Arsenal 2 – 1 Unión

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3 thoughts on “Torneo Apertura 2011: Avellaneda clásico ends all square, Boca extend their lead (video)

    1. Congratulations on posting a comment longer than one or two words which isn’t quite transparent spam, for once.

      Estudiantes have really suffered from losing Alejandro Sabella as manager at the start of the year. As we’ve mentioned on Hand Of Pod quite a few times he really seems to be a manager who gets the very best – and more – out of his players. Aside from that, and Seba Verón’s ongoing problems with fitness, which will soon bring the curtain down on his career, it’s a bit of a mystery why they did poorly under Berrizo. Less so with Miguel Ángel Russo, who quite plain and simply isn’t a very good manager…

  1. Tough to be critical of Boca what with their current points advantage and lengthy streak of not losing a match… but I so wish they had some decent strikers. It’s their Achilles’ heel to be sure. Cvitanich started slow this torneo but had become very useful down low, doing the dirty work and hustling his butt off. I don’t know when he will return from injury. Mouche has added next to nothing in Cvitanich’s absence, and while he’s not the jackass he was once was, he remains too selfish. Viatri is just an average player. (Why these two continue to make it to the NT “B” team is beyond me.)

    Since Cvitanich got injured Boca has struggled to score goals. They may have a five point advantage now, but even with their superlative defense that advantage could be whittled down.

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