Sunday: Boca leave it late but remain in the title race (see all the action)


Leandro Parades returns from injury and scores the crucial equaliser

Boca Juniors came from behind to defeat Tigre in La Bombonera and maintain their title challenge. Youngster, Leandro Paredes fired in the equaliser 5 minutes from time and Daniel Diaz rose to head in the winner. Predictably, River Plate produced another dull, goalless performance against another of the under-performing Primera sides, Velez Sarsfield. Both sides fresh from being eliminated from the Copa Sudamericana were dreadful. Mostaza Merlo’s mini-revival at Racing ended in Avellaneda as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Argentinos Juniors. Despite being the better side, Hernan Boyero’s breakaway goal in the second half condemned Racing to another defeat. Earlier, Cesar Pereyra’s brace earned Belgrano a much needed win against Colon and ended a run of four without a win. SEE ALL THE GOALS….


Cesar ‘Picante’ Pereyra proved instrumental once again as he scored both goals in his sides victory against Colon. A well-timed run and header gave Belgrano an early lead and in first half stoppage time, another cross from the left found Pereyra and this time he stepped inside to rifle home the second.


Boca Juniors were 5 minutes away from being out of the title race but late goals from Leandro Parades and Daniel Diaz turned their game against Tigre to claim a huge 3 points.
Trailing for most the game after Chiqui Perez’s calamitous own goal it wasn’t until the 85th minute, despite Tigre being down to 10 men, that Boca came back.
Roman Riquelme proved instrumental on his return to the side and it was his set-pieces that created both goals. First, a simple pass was rolled to young starlet, Leandro Parades 25 yards out and his powerful shot found the back of the net and with moments remaining his free kick was headed in by Daniel Diaz.
The performance was not the stuff of championship winning teams but at least the win keeps them within touching distance of Newell’s.


Coming off the back of two straight wins it appeared as though Racing had turned the corner but last night they were unable to continue this run. Several presentable chances went begging and eventually Argentinos broke the deadlock. Fine work from Rodrigo Gomez released Hernan Boyero and he made no mistake in firing across Sebastian Saja and into the corner.


What is there to say about this? It was dire.

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