Last week was a busy one, and with just a one-day break between the midweek fifteenth round of Torneo Inicial action and the weekend sixteenth, I was too busy and too lazy to get a video up. So, here’s a huge catch-up post. Thirty-eight league goals from two rounds which have seen Newell’s Old Boys surrender the lead to Vélez Sarsfield, and Lanús catch the latter. A run-down of the main movers and shakers in the title race is here as well. Also, on Wednesday night Argentina’s local side beat Brazil’s 2-1 in the long-delayed second leg of the Superclásico de Las Américas in a somewhat under-filled Bombonera. Brazil then triumphed 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 aggregate draw. Those goals are here as well.
Torneo Inicial 2012, fifteenth round
Argentinos Juniors 2 – 1 Estudiantes
Unión 2 – 2 San Lorenzo
Quilmes 0 – 1 Vélez
All Boys 1 – 1 Colón
Rafaela 0 – 0 River
Godoy Cruz 0 – 1 Racing
Lanús 2 – 1 San Martín
Tigre 0 – 1 Arsenal
Boca 0 – 0 Newell’s
Independiente 0 – 1 Belgrano (called off prior to kick off of second half due to crowd violence; the second half will be played at a later date)
San Lorenzo 1 – 0 Rafaela
Estudiantes 2 – 0 Independiente
Arsenal 3 – 0 Godoy Cruz
San Martín 2 – 2 Tigre
On this video, Silvio González’s goal for Tigre – which made the score 2-1 to San Martín – is for some reason cut. I’ve put a separate video up for it underneath.
González’s goal (Tigre’s first)
Colón 2 – 0 Unión
Vélez 0 – 1 Boca
Newell’s 1 – 2 All Boys
Belgrano 0 – 2 Lanús
Racing 4 – 0 Quilmes
Another cut video there. This is what Racing’s fourth goal should have looked like:
River 0 – 0 Argentinos
Newell’s home defeat to All Boys was their first loss of the season. With three rounds to go, Vélez and Lanús (the latter having won a club record seven consecutive matches) are now level on 32 points, Racing and Newell’s are three back on 29, Boca have 27 and Belgrano 26.
Superclásico de Las Américas second leg: Argentina Z 2 – 1 Brazil B (agg. 3-3; Brazil won 4-3 on penalties)
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