Belgrano down Godoy Cruz, Rafaela brush Tigre aside, & the goals from Weds Brazil v Argentina friendly (videos)

Friday evening saw the start of the eighth round of the 2012 Torneo Inicial, and there were two home wins to kick things off. Belgrano de Córdoba beat Godoy Cruz 1-0 thanks to a Claudio Pérez strike halfway through the second half, before Atlético Rafaela started early, but left it late to put the gloss on a 3-0 win over Tigre, who still haven’t won after eight matches. As well as the goals from those matches, we’ve also got the strikes from Domestic Argentina’s 2-1 loss away to Domestic Brazil on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Superclásico de Las Américas. Enjoy.

Wednesday night friendly, ‘Superclásico de Las Américas’ first leg : Brazil 2 – 1 Argentina

Belgrano 1 – 0 Godoy Cruz

Rafaela 3 – 0 Tigre

On Saturday, Argentinos Juniors will host Unión at 14:00, San Lorenzo play Vélez Sarsfield at 16:10, and Independiente v All Boys will be at 20:20 (all kick off times are local – add four hours for British Summer Time, take one off for Eastern Standard Time).

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