Arsenal have been unbeaten all season at home and in their final fixture against a Belgrano side who had won just once on the road lose two-nil, such is the way in the Argentine Primera. This wasn’t Monday evening’s only surprising result as Godoy Cruz were thumped by Olimpo in Mendoza. Now Godoy Cruz conceding goals is of course nothing out of the ordinary but their prolific attack failing to score against a side who had not won away all season was a turn up for the books.
In the opening 45 minutes in Mendoza, Olimpo managed to double their tally of goals in away fixtures this season. Without a win and scoring only three times previously, a Juan Ignacio Sills header, a Jonathan Blanco penalty and an excellent Miguel Borja strike surged Olimpo into a half time lead and Godoy Cruz never recovered. The result is further good news for Racing who host Godoy Cruz on the final day. The defeat meant that the Mendocinos are now unable to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana and so with nothing to play for and the most porous defence in the league, surely even Racing couldn’t throw this away?
Arsenal also saw their hopes of Copa Sudamericana qualification take a blow as they were defeated for the first time in Sarandí against Belgrano. Lucas Zelarayán tapped in the opener shortly after half time and six minutes later, Fernando Márquez doubled the lead. Márquez played a one-two with Julio Furch before skipping around Esteban Andrade to slide in the second.
Godoy Cruz 0 – 3 Olimpo
Arsenal de Sarandí 0 – 2 Belgrano