Clausura 2012: Rafaela leave San Lorenzo hanging, and Racing implode against Unión (video)

Saturday’s matches in the seventh round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura saw a couple of eye-opening results. Belgrano’s draw, 1-1 at home to San Martín, wasn’t a shock by any means, but even that had its share of drama, with both goals coming from penalties in the last five minutes. Meanwhile, Racing fell apart at home to Unión de Santa Fe, losing 3-0 after conceding the opening goal just eight seconds into the match (as well as which both sides had to retake penalties, and both missed at the second attempt), and earlier Atlético Rafaela had beaten San Lorenzo 2-1, a result which leaves San Lorenzo hanging precipitously; a win for Tigre tomorrow will see the latter draw level with them for the first time this season in the relegation promedio table. All the goals from the day are right here.

Rafaela 2 – 1 San Lorenzo

Belgrano 1 – 1 San Martín de San Juan

Astonishingly, this is honestly the best quality video I could find on YouTube of the goals from this game! At least it shows you what the fouls leading to the penalties were. Sebastián Penco of San Martín also had a goal disallowed for climbing at a free kick; you can see that in the second video below.

Racing 0 – 3 Unión de Santa Fe

And here are those two four missed penalties! The first was from Unión goalkeeper Enrique Bologna, shortly before half time with his side already leading 2-0. As if messing up twice wasn’t bad enough, he’d already pushed first-choice penalty taker Paulo Rosales out the way to get a go at this. The initial shot was pulled back for encroachment. The same reason was given for making Teo Gutiérrez take his again, midway through the second half.

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