All Boys shock Boca Juniors, and Lanús maintain their perfect start (video)

Saturday’s three Torneo Final matches brought six goals and three clean sheets – two home wins and one away one. The away win was of course Quilmes’ defeat of Unión in Santa Fe, interrupted by crowd trouble, 3-0. After that, All Boys shocked Boca Juniors with goals from Oscar Ahumada – the defensive midfielder is now the joint top scorer in the league, with three goals so far in 2013 – and Ángel Vildozo from the penalty spot. At half time of that game, Lanús v Vélez Sarsfield kicked off, and Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s boys claimed their third win and third clean sheet from three matches, beating the defending champions 1-0 with a Silvio Romero goal. All the goals are right here.

Unión 0 – 3 Quilmes

Quilmes won with goals from Jacobo Mansilla and Fernando Elizari in the first half. The second half was held up for 18 minutes as, incensed by their side’s poor performance, Unión ‘fans’ rioted – the violence eventually spilled over into the Quilmes section of the stands, and the game wasn’t restarted until some time after riot police had driven all Quilmes fans out of the ground. The victory for Quilmes was sealed with almost the last kick off the game, by Sebastián Romero.

All Boys 2 – 0 Boca Juniors

All Boys continued their trend of causing severe problems to much bigger clubs in their own stadium by exposing the defensive weaknesses of Carlos Bianchi’s Boca side, who still haven’t impressed this season in spite of what is on paper a very strong squad. After a well-fought first half, former River Plate midfielder Oscar Ahumada opened the scoring six minutes into the second, and when Santiago Silva gave away a penalty from a set piece in the 59th minute, Ángel Vildozo was able to make it 2-0 from the spot.

Lanús 1 – 0 Vélez Sarsfield

Three wins from as many matches for Lanús, and not a single goal conceded means they go top of the Torneo Final table outright pending River Plate’s match with Tigre on Sunday evening. This time they hosted champions Vélez Sarsfield, who after a slow start to the year so far rested most of their normal starters for this match, and once again failed to impress. Silvio Romero scored what proved to be the only goal of the game 36 minutes in.


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