Sat & Sun Clausura goals, River put San Lorenzo out of Copa Argentina, & impressive Libertadores wins for Vélez and Boca (video)

Plenty of goals in this post: those that got missed out on Saturday and Sunday, from the fourteenth round of Torneo Clausura matches (including Argentinos Juniors’ 2-1 win over Racing and Tigre’s 1-1 draw away to Colón); Wednesday night’s goals as River Plate beat San Lorenzo 2-0 in the quarter-final of the Copa Argentina, and Thursday night’s two Argentine wins over Brazilian opponents in the Copa Libertadores; Boca Juniors’ 1-0 win over Fluminense and Vélez Sarsfield’s very impressive 1-0 victory over holders Santos. Step this way.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2012, fourteenth round
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan (S. Penco 53) 1 – 4 Arsenal Fútbol Club (E. Zelaya 4; D. Pérez 17; N. Aguirre 52; C. Carbonero 58)
Club Estudiantes de La Plata (L. Desábato 44) 1 – 0 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba
Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (V. Figueroa 5; S. Vergini 38; M. Urruti 41) 3 – 1 Club Atlético Unión (M. Donnet 57; J. P. Avendaño OFF 86)
Club Atlético Independiente 0 – 3 Club Atlético All Boys (M. Morel 21; M. Rudler 61; M. Matos 80)
Club Atlético Belgrano (C. Pérez 4) 1 – 1 Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (A. Castro 88)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (R. Caruso Lombardi (manager) OFF 79; E. Gigliotti 90+3) 1 – 1 Club Olimpo (N. Bareiro 72; D. Musto OFF 90)
Club Atlético Lanús (D. Braghieri 7; M. Pavone 13) 2 – 1 Club Atlético Banfield (F. Ferrayra 78)
Club Atlético Colón (S. Prediger 1) 1 – 1 Club Atlético Tigre (C. Luna 13; L. Orban OFF 22)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (J.E. Ramírez 8; J.J. Morales 88; S. Escudero OFF 90+5) 2 – 1 Racing Club (V. Viola 13)
Club Atlético Boca Juniors (F. Roncaglia OFF 40) 0 – 0 Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield

These results mean that going into this weekend, Newell’s are top of the Clausura table, on twenty-eight points, whilst Boca have twenty-six and Tigre and Arsenal are level on twenty-five.

Newell’s Old Boys 3 – 1 Unión

Independiente 0 – 3 All Boys

Belgrano 1 – 1 Atlético Rafaela

San Lorenzo de Almagro 1 – 1 Olimpo

Lanús 2 – 1 Banfield

Colón 1 – 1 Tigre

Argentinos Juniors 2 – 1 Racing

Weds, 16th May: Copa Argentina quarter-finals

San Lorenzo 0 – 2 River Plate

Daniel Keko Villalva and Rogelio Funes Mori scored the goals for River in their first competitive match against Primera División opposition since their relegation eleven months ago (although San Lorenzo’s side was almost entirely a reserve one). They’ll play Racing in the semi-finals.

Thurs, 17th May: Copa Libertadores quarter-final first legs

Boca Juniors 1 – 0 Fluminense (BRA)

Vélez Sarsfield 1 – 0 Santos (BRA)

Pablo Mouche made the difference for Boca, who were lucky not to give away a penalty with the score at 0-0 on the stroke of half time, but who thoroughly deserved a win all the same. Mauro Obolo scored Vélez’s goal, ending a run of almost 1,300 minutes without a goal, in a match in which Neymar & Co. were surprisingly quiet. Both the second legs of these ties will be played next week.

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