Clausura 2012: Verón helps Estudiantes to a win, Arsenal thrash San Martín & the weekend kick off times

The fourteenth round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura got underway on Friday with two matches. First, Arsenal de Sarandí travelled to San Juan to take on San Martín, and came away with a crushing 4-1 victory which left the home side still firmly rooted in the relegation zone. In La Plata later on, Juan Sebastián Verón slightly surprisingly played for Estudiantes, until coming off injured (for possibly the last time) in the 63rd minute. That wasn’t before he’d set up the only goal of the game against Godoy Cruz though, curling a wonderful free kick onto Leandro Desábato’s head for the centre back to score on the stroke of half time. Both goals – and all Saturday’s and Sunday’s kick off times and referees – are here.

All kick off times are local. Add four hours for British Summer Time.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2012, fourteenth round
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan 1 – 4 Arsenal Fútbol Club
Club Estudiantes de La Plata 1 – 0 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys v Club Atlético Unión (Sat, 16:10; refereed by D. Ceballos)
Club Atlético Independiente v Club Atlético All Boys (Sat, 16:30; S. Pezzotta)
Club Atlético Belgrano v Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (Sat, 18:15; G. Delfino)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo v Club Olimpo (Sat, 20:20; L. Álvarez)
Club Atlético Lanús v Club Atlético Banfield (Sun, 15:00; N. Pitana)
Club Atlético Colón v Club Atlético Tigre (Sun, 17:10; J.P. Pompei)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors v Racing Club (Sun, 17:10; F. Beligoy)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors v Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (Sun, 19:15; P. Loustau)

San Martín 1 – 4 Arsenal

Arsenal’s win lifts them – pending the weekend’s other results, in particular those of Newell’s and Boca – to joint top of the Clausura, on 25 points.

Estudiantes 1 – 0 Godoy Cruz

Estudiantes’ win means they’ve brought to an end a run of six matches without a victory. Godoy Cruz, meanwhile, now haven’t won in twelve games in the league, and seventeen in all competitions.

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