“I’m not going to watch Boca tomorrow. If it’s Sunday, I have a barbecue.” Santiago García may not be interested in how the league leaders get on against Unión but the Superliga’s leading scorer struck twice to give Godoy Cruz victory against Argentinos Juniors on Saturday to put El Tomba level on points at the top, albeit having played two more matches.
A stunning Leonardo Pisculichi free-kick put Argentinos Juniors ahead but García soon equalised from the penalty spot after Angel González had been tripped.
The home side fumed when Patricio Loustau failed to award them a second half penalty and García compounded their misery with a powerful header past Lucas Chávez. The Uruguayan has sixteen goals for the season and despite firing Godoy Cruz into the Copa Libertadores could well be a target for clubs at the end of the campaign.
It has already been a tremendous season for El Tomba but if Boca were to lose on Sunday, the final week of the season could yet be interesting.
Argentinos Juniors 1 – 2 Godoy Cruz
Meanwhile in Sarandí, Rosario Central were on the end of an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to relegated Arsenal.
Under the temporary leadership of José Chamot, Central started the better side and should have led but when Paulo Ferrari headed into his own net and a minute later Mauricio Martínez was sent off for an ugly challenge, the wheels fell off.
Sebastián Lomónaco tapped in a second and before half time, Alejo Antilef made it three. Central tried to claw their way back in the second half but more weak defending saw Emiliano Purita roll in a fourth fifteen minutes from time.
A good way for Arsenal to bid farewell to the top flight but a real sign of how much work Central have to do before next season.