The biggest game of the weekend undoubtedly took place in Rosario and while the title or league position was not of any real importance, one of Argentina’s fiercest derbies ensured that it was compulsive viewing. Central have enjoyed superiority in recent years but despite Newell’s Old Boys ending a dreadful run with victory last season, it was El Canalla who triumphed on home soil.
Germán Herrera’s early goal proved enough as Newell’s were unable to find a way through what has become a well-drilled unit since Leonardo Fernández took over from Paolo Montero.
The crowd and those watching on television were still marvelling at Central’s enormous pre-match banner when Herrera headed in from a corner inside two minutes.
— Peter Coates (@golazoargentino) December 11, 2017