There were plenty of goals on Saturday, but no match was more eye-catching than Boca Juniors hosting Tigre. Legendary Boca manager Carlos Bianchi made his bow before the first competitive match of his return to the club’s dugout after nearly a decade away; Juan Román Riquelme was in the directors’ box ahead of rejoining the club for his first training session on Monday, having agreed to come back to Boca… and Quilmes raced into a thoroughly deserved 2-0 lead, and dominated the first half. Boca came back, though, thanks to a Walter Erviti goal before half time and two goals from defender Guillermo Burdisso in the second half, to win 3-2. Burdisso’s second was an outrageous volley which you really must watch. Elsewhere, Tigre ran out 3-1 winners away to Estudiantes, All Boys and Godoy Cruz drew 1-1 in Floresta, and San Martín and San Lorenzo drew 0-0 in the night game in San Juan. All the goals here right here.
All Boys 1 – 1 Godoy Cruz
Facundo Castillón scrambled Martín Palermo’s visitors ahead right on the stroke of half time, but All Boys fought back in the second half and found the equaliser with about fifteen minutes left through former River Plate midfielder Oscar Ahumada.
Estudiantes 1 – 3 Tigre
At the same time as All Boys v Godoy Cruz, these two sides met in La Plata. Marcos Gelabert’s brilliant free kick gave Estudiantes the lead, but Tigre – who have a game of last year’s Torneo Inicial still to play, but have won just once in that championship – were very impressive thereafter, equalising through young star Rubén Botta before taking the lead right before half time through a towering Alejandro Donatti header. Gabriel Peñalba put the icing on the cake – with a little help from Estudiantes goalie Agustín Silva.
Boca Juniors 3 – 2 Quilmes
As if going down early – to goals from Wilfredo Olivera and Cristian Menéndez – wasn’t enough drama, Boca also conceded a penalty at 2-2 which saw Matías Caruzzo sent off, but goalkeeper Agustín Orión came to the rescue, saving the spot kick. Moments later at the other end, Burdisso’s brilliance won the game for Boca.
And as you only got a glimpse of it above, here’s that Guillermo Burdisso volley in all its glory.
Beauty of a goal by Burdisso that ranks right up there this season.