The 2011 Torneo Apertura matches on Friday and Saturday have seen a number of eye-opening results. First, on Friday, Tigre beat Atlético Rafaela 3-0 at home and, astonishingly given where they were at the start of the season, climbed out of the automatic relegation places for the first time. The result also ensured Boca Juniors can’t win the title this weekend. On Saturday, San Martín sent Tigre back into the relegation spots with a 3-0 win away to Olimpo. Before that, Racing lost their unbeaten record in a thrilling match which finished 3-2 to visitors Belgrano, with four really good goals among the five. All those goals, as well as those from River Plate’s 1-1 draw with Rosario Central in Nacional B, are right here.
Tigre 3 – 0 Rafaela
Racing 2 – 3 Belgrano
Olimpo 0 – 3 San Martín
Nacional B: River Plate 1 – 1 Rosario Central
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OFF TOPIC-Not that we don’t already know, but from the NY Times:
Thanks for that Johnny. Although they missed off the fact that Bottinelli scored an own goal when the All Boys match was eventually played!