Saturday was perhaps not the best advert for Argentinian football as the 3 games served up only 2 goals and not really a great deal to talk about. Unfortunately, football violence was again a topic of conversation as fans clashed with police outside the Estadio Monumental before River’s clash with Velez, leaving two with gunshot wounds and three police injured. On the pitch, River and Velez cancelled each other out in a pretty drab 0 – 0, leaving Lanus as the big winners if they can take advantage when they host Quilmes on Monday. Racing sneaked a winner in La Plata with a few minutes remaining to give them a 1 – 0 win over beleaguered Estudiantes, who still search for their first win of the campaign and Argentinos Juniors won the bragging rights with a 1 – 0 win over All Boys in their clasico. REPORTS AND GOALS HERE….
ARGENTINOS JUNIORS 1 – 0 ALL BOYS
A fairly lacklustre derby was settled early in the second half with a fine goal by Ecuadorian, Juan Anangono. Since Caruso’s arrival as manager results have certainly imprived for Argentinos even if performances haven’t.
RIVER PLATE 0 – 0 VELEZ SARSFIELD
River’s summer wins over Boca and the return of Ramon Diaz brought great promise but this was another pretty ineffective performance. Velez dominated possession but failed to create a break through and in truth this was a pretty dull game, which had promised so much. River fall further behind Lanus potentially and Velez have the more important Copa Libertadores to worry about.
ESTUDIANTES 0 – 1 RACING
Another pretty ordinary game, which did improve after half time but still failed to ignite. The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Javier Campora scrambled home from a corner to give Racing the win.