Clausura 2012: Boca go three clear at the top, Olimpo are relegated & San Lorenzo win a thriller (video)

The sixteenth round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura was certainly not short of drama. San Martín and Olimpo got things rolling on Friday with a five-goal thriller won in stoppage time by the hosts – a result that relegated Olimpo, who were 2-0 up with fifteen minutes to play, and for whom nothing but a win would have sufficed – and there was another 3-2 later in the weekend as relegation-threatened San Lorenzo came back from 2-0 down with just at half time to win 3-2 and climb out of the direct relegation places. Boca Juniors were able to open up a three point lead in the title race. All the scores and goals from the weekend are here in glorious HD.

Primera División Torneo Clausura 2012, sixteenth round
Club Atlético San Martín de San Juan (S. Penco 62; G. Caprari 72; C. Álvarez 90+2) 3 – 2 Club Olimpo (M. Pérez Guedes 9, 51; G. Díaz OFF 90+1)
Club Atlético Lanús (M. Pavone 51) 1 – 0 Club Atlético All Boys (F. Quiroga OFF 63)
Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors (L. Ojeda OFF 26; P. Barzola 75) 1 – 0 Club Atlético Banfield (A. Delfino OFF 38)
Club Atlético Belgrano 0 – 1 Racing Club (G. Moreno 60)
Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (A. Castro 53) 1 – 1 Club Atlético Tigre (M. Echeverría 67)
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro (E. Gigliotti 50, 87; C. Bueno 54) 3 – 2 Club Atlético Newell’s Old Boys (P. Pérez 14; F. Múñoz 30)
Club Atlético Independiente 0 – 0 Club Atlético Unión
Club Atlético Boca Juniors (J.M. Insaurralde 13; D. Cvitanich 42; P. Mouche 83) 3 – 0 Club Deportivo Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba
Club Estudiantes de La Plata (D. Zapata 42) 1 – 1 Arsenal Fútbol Club (E. Zelaya 16)
Club Atlético Colón 0 – 2 Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield (J.M. Martínez 50; A. Fernández 88)

San Martín 3 – 2 Olimpo

Lanús 1 – 0 All Boys

Argentinos 1 – 0 Banfield

Belgrano 0 – 1 Racing

Particularly pleasing that Giovanni Moreno scored the only goal of this match – in midweek he’d been threatened by Racing’s barra brava, who held a gun to one of his knees and told him they’d end his career by shooting him in the legs if he didn’t win this game. What admirable passion for their club.

Rafaela 1 – 1 Tigre

San Lorenzo 3 – 2 Newell’s

This win, combined with the fact Tigre failed to beat Rafaela (Tigre’s match finished just fifteen minutes before this one), meant San Lorenzo leapfrogged their nearest rivals in the relegation battle. Tigre are now in the automatic relegation places, and San Lorenzo a single point above them in the playoff zone. After the international break, the two sides meet in Victoria.

Boca 3 – 0 Godoy Cruz

Juan Román Riquelme set up all three goals for Boca as the extended their lead at the top, and if you’re thinking Pablo Mouche’s goal to make it 3-0 looks some way offside, that’s because it was.

Estudiantes 1 – 1 Arsenal

Colón 0 – 2 Vélez

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2 Responses to Clausura 2012: Boca go three clear at the top, Olimpo are relegated & San Lorenzo win a thriller (video)

  1. Jason Voorhees says:

    Not sure if you saw Viggo Mortenson almost getting kicked out of Dulles Airport in Washington DC for cheering and screaming his head off for the San Lorenzo win…

    • I did, J, and frankly I’m dubious. The only source any article I’ve seen gives for it is Viggo’s own blog on the San Lorenzo website. It really does seem like a somewhat exaggerated account.

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