Another good weekend for Newell’s Old Boys as those around them dropped points they continued to march on towards possible back-to-back titles. Last night’s 1-0 win over River Plate was deserved but not without some controversy. A lengthy stoppage for a flood light failure resulted in 20 minutes added time, enough for Victor Lopez to head the winner and Ramon Diaz to rage over a penalty not given when Gabriel Heinze brought down Federico Andrada. In La Bombonera, the party atmosphere was dulled somewhat by Sebastian Abreu’s late equaliser for Rosario Central. Boca‘s fans were still celebrating last weekend’s Superclasico win and looked to be heading for another win after Emanuel Gigliotti had scored yet again but Abreu’s deflected shot snatched the draw. Velez Sarsfield surprisingly lost in Liniers to Olimpo despite leading early through Mauro Zarate’s fine curling effort. A Paulo Rosales penalty and then a wonderful strike from Ezequiel Cerutti turned the game on its head and an out of character Velez never really looked like coming back. Sunday’s early kickoff saw Racing lose once again and continue to break all sorts of unwanted club records. This weeks lucky beneficiaries of Racing’s woes were Estudiantes who earned a 1-0 win in La Plata thanks to Jose Luis Gomez’s own goal. SEE ALL THE GOALS HERE….
ESTUDIANTES 1 – 0 RACING
VELEZ SARSFIELD 1 – 2 OLIMPO
BOCA JUNIORS 1 – 1 ROSARIO CENTRAL
NEWELL’S OLD BOYS 1 – 0 RIVER PLATE