Saturday Round up: Boca win thriller thanks to goal of the season contender by Burdisso

An incredible strike by Guillermo Burdisso the stand out moment from Saturday’s action HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS AND ALL THE OTHER GAMES FROM SATURDAY HERE!


The highlight of Saturday’s fixtures came at La Bombonera where Boca just about had enough to see off a spirited Quilmes side.  Quilmes led 2-0 after some woeful defending by Boca, the first coming from a corner in the 6th minute when Wilfredo Olivera was completely unmarked for the easiest of headers.  3 minutes later Quilmes doubled the advantage when Menendez finished well after being put through. The fightback started in the 37th minute when Walter Erviti was on hand to tap home similar to he did against River in the final summer clasico. This set up the second half perfectly and it didn’t disappoint. With around 20 minutes remaining Guillermo Burdisso got his first of the night to level the scores. Then with 10 minutes to play Quilmes broke and Matias Caruzzo brought down Mansilla as he went through on goal. Caruzzo was sent off and Quilmes had the opportunity from the penalty spot. Luckily for Boca, Agustin Orion guessed correctly and kept out Martin Cauteruccio’s well struck penalty. Perhaps at this stage a draw was the most likely result but Burdisso changed that with a goal of the highest quality. If there is a better goal scored this season I will be very surprised. A corner from Boca’s right is swung in and Burdisso running away from goal catches it on the volley from the edge of the box. A goal deserving to win any match and so it proved. Boca will be happy to get the win but Bianchi will be keen to improve on some shambolic defending if Boca stand any chance of winning the title.


Elsewhere, Tigre got off to a great start with a 3-1 win away to Estudiantes. Despite falling behind early to a wonderful free kick from Marcos Gelabert, Tigre came back strongly. Just before the half hour Ruben Botta equalized and then on the stroke of half time Alejandro Donatti have them the lead. In the second half Tigre could afford to miss a penalty before a terrible goal keeping error allowed Gabriel Penalba’s shot from range to squeeze in. Good performance from Tigre and an improvement on last season’s form.


A scrappy goal in first half stoppage time had given Martin Palermo’s Godoy Cruz side the lead when Facundo Castillon followed up his own header. A nice strike from outside the box by Oscar Ahumada earned All Boys the draw.


The late kick off ended 0 -0 so nothing to report here!

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