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Clausura 2012: Tigre go top outright as Independiente beat Boca in a nine-goal thriller (video)

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Sunday’s Torneo Clausura matches left a number of interesting results, the upshot of which is that Tigre are now out on their own at the top of the Torneo Clausura after Boca Juniors lost their second match in a few days (having previously been on an eleven-month unbeaten streak) in a thrilling 5-4 defeat at home to Independiente. If nothing else, it showed that Juan Román Riquelme was totally in the right when pleading with manager Julio César Falcioni to be more attacking. Or not. Elsewhere new leaders Tigre beat Banfield, Unión beat Rafaela to ensure Tigre couldn’t overtake them in the relegation table, and Godoy Cruz lost at home to Arsenal de Sarandí. All the goals are right here.

Godoy Cruz 0 – 1 Arsenal

Banfield 0 – 2 Tigre

Rafaela 0 – 2 Unión

Boca 4 – 5 Independiente

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