The eleventh round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura concluded on Sunday with a 2-1 win for Clausura champions Vélez Sarsfield over the the team they pipped to the title, Lanús. Earlier in the day, Estudiantes had seen off Atlético Rafaela 3-0, with two goals from Gastón Fernández, to get a rare win. The day’s other two matches both finished goalless: Argentinos Juniors and Colón didn’t manage much between them, whilst an impressive away showing from Belgrano meant leaders Boca Juniors could only claim one point, and go just six points clear, rather than the eight-point cushion they might have had. All the day’s goals are right here, as well as highlights of Boca and Belgrano’s draw.
Primera División Torneo Apertura 2011, eleventh round
Club Olimpo (A. Aquino 73) 1 – 1 Club Atlético Tigre (N. Carrasco 79)
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (N. Bernardi OFF 30) 0 – 0 Arsenal Fútbol Club (I. Marcone OFF 30; G. Burdisso OFF 77)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (J.M. Salgueiro 71) 1 – 0 Club Atlético Banfield
Club Atlético Independiente (L. Núñez 48; M. Pérez 89) 2 – 1 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (R. Ramírez 63)
Club Atlético Unión (P. Rosales 31) 1 – 1 Club Atlético All Boys (F. Sánchez 7)
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan 0 – 0 Racing Club
Club Estudiantes de La Plata (G. Fernández 23, 71; M. Boselli 59) 3 – 0 Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (M. Torren OFF 12) 0 – 0 Club Atlético Colón (F. Higuaín OFF 12)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors 0 – 0 Club Atlético Belgrano
Club Atlético Lanús (D. Valeri 34; L. Braghieri OFF 73) 1 – 2 Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (H. Canteros 42; F Ortíz 88)
Estudiantes 3 – 0 Atlético Rafaela
Boca 0 – 0 Belgrano
The big news for Boca here was that Lucas Viatri picked up a major ligament tear that will rule him out for around six months – which is to say he’s made his last contribution to what might prove to be Boca’s first title win in a while…
Lanús 1 – 2 Vélez
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Abal, what a crummy performance from him. Out of the three minor fouls in the area Boca should have got at least one penalty. Topped off by Viatri’s torn ACL. Maybe it’s time for Boca to give Araujo some minutes. Despite being a punk maybe he can score a goal from time to time.