This weekend, of course, sees no regularly scheduled matches in the Primera División in Argentina, due to the international break for the World Cup qualifiers. We have, however, had the delayed match from the thirteenth round played between San Lorenzo and All Boys. Originally delayed due to security concerns after barra bravas broke into San Lorenzo’s training session, this was a tie potentially crucial to the relegation struggle, and All Boys claimed a 1-0 win which left San Lorenzo in a relegation playoff place. Ironically, the goal was an own goal from Jonathan Bottinelli – the very San Lorenzo player who’d been attacked by a barra in the incident which caused the delay to the match. You can see it here.
Torneo Apertura 2011, thirteenth round
San Lorenzo de Almagro 0 – 1 All Boys
You can see how this affects the Apertura and relegation tables here.
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