The tenth round of the 2012 Torneo Inicial brought a few goals – not as many as last week, but still a fair few – and one very notable surprise. The shock in question was Belgrano’s 3-1 win at home to Boca Juniors, which complicates Julio César Falcioni’s life as Boca manager still further. Boca’s great rivals River Plate won for the first time at home in the Primera in almost a year-and-a-half, 5-0 against Godoy Cruz, and afterwards David Trézéguet cast doubt on his future at the club, telling the press, ‘With or without me, this team are growing.’ Oh!; Newell’s Old Boys stayed top of the table with a 1-0 win over Vélez Sarsfield which brought Maxi Rodríguez’s first goal in Argentina since April 2002; and that after just 26 seconds. All these and more goals are right here.
Lanús 2 – 0 Unión
Argentinos Juniors 0 – 0 Tigre
San Martín 2 – 1 All Boys
San Lorenzo 0 – 0 Arsenal de Sarandí
Estudiantes 2 – 1 Quilmes
Colón 0 – 1 Racing
Belgrano 3 – 1 Boca Juniors
Independiente 2 – 0 Rafaela
Newell’s Old Boys 1 – 0 Vélez Sarsfield
River Plate 5 – 0 Godoy Cruz
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Hey Sam! Since I don’t do twitter I have a question you might be able to answer on HOP. We all know how great players Fernando Redondo, Diego Simeone And Martin Palermo were. All three of their sons seem to have a bit of talent. Giovanni(Simeone), Ryduan(Palermo)& Fernando Jr all play in the youth ranks with club teams in Argentina. Which one do you believe has the most promise? Are there other former players children that are up and coming? Thank you.
Hi Joaquín! Thanks for the question. I’ve made a note of it and we’ll answer it this evening in the HOP recording, so listen out for this week’s episode (probably online in around 24 hours)!