River Plate‘s dismal start to the season continued last night as they suffered defeat in the Nuevo Gasmetro against San Lorenzo. Despite now being able to field striker, Teo Gutierrez, River still look woefully short of creativity and so Julio Buffarini’s contentious second half penalty was enough for victory. River will be fuming that goalkeeper, Marcelo Barovero was adjudged to have come off his line in saving the first penalty but that doesn’t mask the fact that they were very poor. Boca Juniors, on the other hand, looked much better as they beat Velez Sarfield in La Bombonera. Fernando Gago made his debut since resigning, to lineup against the side that had him last season, and was imperious in the middle of midfield. It was Gago’s freekick that was flicked into the back of the net by Ribair Rodriguez to give Boca the lead after just 1 minute. Ezequiel Rescaldani equalised shortly after but Nicolas Blandi’s short range finish before half time was enough for a deserved victory. Colon beat Rosario Central 2-1 in Santa Fe, thanks to two goals from Ruben Ramirez and earlier Gimnasia La Plata produced a goalless draw when they hosted Godoy Cruz. AS ALWAYS ALL THE GOALS HERE….
GIMNASIA LA PLATA 0 – 0 GODOY CRUZ
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COLON 2 – 1 ROSARIO CENTRAL
SAN LORENZO 1 – 0 RIVER PLATE
BOCA JUNIORS 2 – 1 VELEZ SARSFIELD