Hasta El Gol Siempre

Sunday Superliga highlights: Lanús’ winless run ends with a win over River; Boca win to extend their lead

Frank Fabra mis-hits a cross (screengrab from YouTube)


Sunday’s Superliga matches saw Argentina’s two giants both in action. Boca Juniors extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points with a nervy 1-0 win over relegation strugglers Temperley, thanks to a Frank Fabra mis-hit cross which sailed in at the far post; River Plate, meanwhile, lost for the sixth time in nine league games, this time 1-0 to Lanús, after making the same mistakes they have been doing all season. Earlier on, Talleres had grabbed a 1-0 win over Banfield in Córdoba to go second – though San Lorenzo have a game in hand since their game with Independiente has been postponed – and Godoy Cruz got their seventh home win in seven home matches this season by beating Belgrano 2-1. Next week, the Mendoza side are away, where they’ve won just once this term … but they’re facing River. One way or another, someone’s form has to change (or they could both draw, I suppose).

Talleres 1-0 Banfield

Godoy Cruz 2-1 Belgrano

Boca Juniors 1-0 Temperley

Lanús 1-0 River Plate