All square in the La Plata clasico; San Lorenzo and River Sunday’s winners

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The La Plata clasico in all its glory

Sunday’s big game was undoubtedly in La Plata where Estudiantes hosted city rivals, Gimnasia. The game ended 1-1 but Gimnasia will look back at some key decisions that may have cost them a great win over their bitter enemies. San Lorenzo moved to within a point of leaders, Newell’s with a 2-0 win over Colon in Santa Fe. Ignacio Piatti’s long range strike set them on their way and Juan Ignacio Cavallaro’s first for the club ensured victory. Quilmes and Lanus played out a goalless draw despite the best efforts of both sides and later Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors resulted in the same scoreline. Boca were unable to break down the resolute Caruso Lombardi side and so the draw was probably fair. In the final game, River Plate recorded a 1-0 win over All Boys in El Monumental. The curse of the late Sunday kickoff looked to be continuing but Colombian, Carlos Carbonero prodded home an 80th minute corner from a corner. READ MORE AND SEE THE GOALS HERE….

QUILMES  0 – 0  LANUS

The draw means that Quilmes are three without a win and Lanus lost ground on the leaders so it didn’t really suit either side but nevertheless a goal couldn’t be found in Sunday’s early kickoff.

COLON  0 – 2  SAN LORENZO

San Lorenzo moved to within a point of leaders, Newell’s with a 2-0 win over Colon in Santa Fe. Ignacio Piatti’s long range strike set them on their way and Juan Ignacio Cavallaro’s first for the club ensured victory.

ESTUDIANTES  1 – 1  GIMNASIA LA PLATA

New signing, Erik Correa scored his second goal in 2 games to give Gimnasia a first half lead but on the hour mark they were very harshly reduced to 10 men when Facundo Oreja was shown a second yellow card for hand ball. To add insult to injury, Estudiantes equaliser came from the resulting free kick, the initial effort was saved but Matias Aguirregaray was on hand to tap home. The bad news for Estudiantes was Juan Sebastian Veron leaving the field with knee ligament damage so who knows if he will be back again this season.

ARGENTINOS JUNIORS  0 – 0  BOCA JUNIORS

Despite Carlos Bianchi having somewhat of a makeshift defence, Boca looked fairly comfortable. Helped of course, by Caruso Lombardi’s fairly defensive approach not putting them under too much pressure. As an attacking unit, Boca probably didn’t do enough to warrant the win and so both sides sit just a few points off the pace.

The only video I could find was this attempt at a tackle by Iniguez using his head.

RIVER PLATE  1 – 0  ALL BOYS

It wasn’t the prettiest of winners but River and Carlos Carbonero will not care in the slightest. The Colombian scored his first since signing in the window as he stabbed home a flick on from a corner in the 80th minute. River are still some way off the pace and do not look like the title challengers that some thought they might be but they will be relieved to have won at the tricky Sunday 9:15 slot.

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