On the 4th February 2012, the last game of the 2011 Torneo Apertura was finally completed. Estudiantes’ home match against Banfield in the 15th round had been called off 13 minutes in with the score at 1-0 to the visitors back in November, due to crowd trouble. Now the remaining 77 minutes were played in two halves of roughly 38 1/2 minutes (yeah, I think that’s a bit stupid too). Here, you can see the goals – from former Wigan Athletic forward Mauro Boselli, and defender Gabriel Mercado – which turned the game round for Estudiantes to grab a 2-1 win.
Estudiantes 2 – 1 Banfield
The win means Estudiantes, in spite of a woeful 2011, will qualify for a Copa Sudamericana 2012 place if Tigre – currently qualified but with relegation worries – can’t climb out of the relegation playoff places by the end of the Torneo Clausura.
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