Friday night saw the eighth round of the 2013 Torneo Inicial begin with Godoy Cruz beating Tigre 2-0 in Mendoza, and a little later league leaders Newell’s Old Boys ensured they’ll still be top of the table at the end of the weekend thanks to a fantastic late winner from Maxi Rodríguez, which gave them a 1-0 win over a Racing side who lost yet again in spite of arguably their best performance of the season so far. You can see all three goals here.
Godoy Cruz 2-0 Tigre
José Luis Fernández opened the scoring for Godoy Cruz with a fantastic free kick. Tigre applied some pressure in the second half, pushing for an equaliser, but Godoy Cruz wrapped the game up in stoppage time with a lob from Jonathan Ramis, who’d been put through by Mauro Óbolo.
Racing 0-1 Newell’s Old Boys
Racing played well and looked like securing a draw against the best team in the country in Carlos Ischia’s third match in charge, but Maxi Rodríguez snatched the point from them in the 86th minute with an astonishing goal. Enjoy.
‘As if it was Maradona, in Messi’s skin!’ says the commentator at one point of that clip. That’s radio commentary put over the TV picture, sadly. The TV commentators here are never that poetic (or, erm, creepy).