Hasta El Gol Siempre

Friday and Saturday Superliga highlights: Racing hold off Lanús, and Central tonk Olimpo

Andrés Lioi celebrates the second goal of his hat trick (screengrab from YouTube)


Friday and Saturday brought seven matches and twenty goals in the sixteenth round of Superliga action. On Friday evening, Estudiantes beat Unión 2-0 in La Plata, before one of the most attractive fixtures of the weekend saw Racing beat Lanús 3-1 in Avellaneda, with Ricardo Centurión again among the scorers. Gabriel Heinze pronounced himself pleased with his Vélez Sarsfield side’s character after they twice came from behind, including a stoppage time strike from Agustín Bouzat, to claim a 2-2 draw away to Belgrano. On Saturday San Lorenzo got a 1-0 win over Newell’s Old Boys and Argentinos Juniors drew 2-2 at home to Atlético Tucumán. Temperley’s 0-0 draw with a second string Independiente team followed, before Rosario Central turned in the performance of the weekend so far in a 5-0 thrashing of Olimpo, in which 20-year-old midfielder Andrés Lioi hitting a hat trick, including a couple of golazos for his first and second.

Estudiantes 2-0 Unión

Racing 3-1 Lanús

Belgrano 2-2 Vélez Sarsfield

Argentinos Juniors 2-2 Atlético Tucumán

San Lorenzo 1-0 Newell’s Old Boys

Temperley 0-0 Independiente

Rosario Central 5-0 Olimpo