Friday’s and Saturday’s matches see us arrive at the halfway point of the fifth round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura having already seen some interesting results. San Lorenzo ensured Tigre won’t be able to catch them this weekend in the relegation table, coming back from a goal down to beat Belgrano 2-1 away in Córdoba. Newell’s Old Boys beat Colón 3-0 away, and perhaps most impressively of the lot, in the match I was at Racing midfielder Lucas Castro scored the first hat trick of his career to hand his side their first win of 2012, 3-0 over All Boys. All three of Castro’s were absolute beauties, and the third came at the end of a twenty-six pass move. Naturally, you can see them – and the weekend’s other goals so far including River Plate’s 3-3 draw against Defensa y Justicia, in which David Trezeguet scored twice – right here.
Colón 0 – 3 Newell’s
Estudiantes 1 – 0 Lanús
Argentinos 1 – 1 San Martín
Racing 3 – 0 All Boys
And that third goal in all its glory…
Belgrano 1 – 2 San Lorenzo
Patronato 3 – 1 Instituto de Córdoba
Defensa y Justicia 3 – 3 River Plate
Patronato’s win over Instituto on Friday night meant victory for River on Saturday would send the Millonarios back to the top of the table, but they were frustrated by DyJ in a thoroughly entertaining match.
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