The first round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura brought with it no shortage of draws; six of the ten matches finished all square. Boca Juniors and Lanús were the most impressive performers, Rafaela and San Martín are the other winners, but elsewhere little really changed. All the scores, goalscorers and player sent off are right here.
Primera División Torneo Clausura 2012, first round
Club Atlético Boca Juniors (D. Cvitanich 40; P. Mouche 66) 2 – 0 Club Olimpo
Club Atlético Lanús (D. Braghieri 10; M. Fritzler 15; M. Pavone 25, 49) 4 – 1 Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (C. Bueno 58; N. Bianchi Arce OFF 77; F. Meza OFF 89)
Club Atlético Belgrano 0 – 0 Club Atlético All Boys
Club Estudiantes de La Plata (M. Boselli 34) 1 – 1 Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (M. Urruti 48)
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan (G. Caprari 61) 1 – 0 Club Atlético Independiente (M. Defederico OFF 90+1)
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (M. Fissore 16; D. Gandín 60, 90) 3 – 0 Club Atlético Banfield (A. Delfino OFF 82)
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (M. Obolo 16) 1 – 1 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba (F. Castillón 25)
Racing Club 0 – 0 Club Atlético Tigre
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors 0 – 0 Club Atlético Unión (F. Montero OFF 62)
Club Atlético Colón (A. Bastía OFF 88; E. Fuertes OFF 90+3) 0 – 0 Arsenal Fútbol Club
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Apart from the Lanús match, I was unlucky enough to see only one goal in five matches, but at least it was against Independiente!
I see Racing have unveiled the new signing Santander. Teo showed some really nice first touches against Tigre, although generally the game was poor… if he can combine with this guy who hopefully has more physical presence than Hauche, the same determination and hopefully better finishing (I wonder if there’s an Opta type statistic that shows Hauche’s goals-to-shots ratio, probably about 5%?) then it might start getting exciting. Heaven knows there needs to be a little more excitement, the Apertura was the poorest championship for a while (hence the winning team) and this weekend the best players I saw that weren’t from Lanús were goalkeepers.
Looking forward to Lanús in the Libertadores, pitting their wits against Ronaldinho presumably, who’d’ve thought it? Juan Neira for Nike ads!