Monday, 10 November 2008

Argentina: Boca and San Lorenzo Continue Battle For Apertura [Goals Video]

Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo continue to share top spot in the Argentine Apertura following late winners in Round 14, while Diego Simeone signed off his River Plate coaching career in style with a six-goal thriller at El Monumental on Sunday.

Juan Roman Riquelme was Boca's hero once more - having scored the winning goal against San Lorenzo in Round 13 - as he curled home at superb last-minute free-kick to give Los Xeneizes a 1-0 victory away to Arsenal de Sarandi.

San Lorenzo bounced back from their defeat to Boca with a 2-1 victory over Gimnasia de Jujuy at the Estadio Pedro Bidegain. Gonzalo Bergessio scored the winner seven minutes from time after Pablo Calandria had equalised Aureliano Torres' early second-half strike for the home side.

Tigre dropped two points off the pace at the top of the table after they could only manage a 2-2 draw with ten men Colon de Santa Fe, while Lanus moved up to fourth as goals from Diego Lagos and Jose Sand saw them come from behind to win away to Rosario Central.

Mauro Boselli continued his rich vein of form by scoring the only goal of the game in Estudiantes' 1-0 defeat of Independiente, moving the former Boca striker up to fifth in the top goalscorer race.

Despite the late drama in the games involving the major title contenders, it was the game between bottom side River Plate and Huracan that proved to be the most entertaining of the weekend.

Diego Simeone's reign at River looked to be coming to an embarrassing end as his side went into the break 3-0 down, but second half strikes from Matias Abelairas, Radamel Falcao and Eduardo Tuzzio brought the home side back to 3-3, restoring a least a little pride for the departing coach.

Rosario Central 1-2 Lanus
Banfield 2-1 Newell's Old Boys
Colon de Santa Fe 2-2 Tigre
Godoy Cruz 1-1 Argentinos Juniors
Velez Sarsfield 0-2 Gimnasia la Plata
Estudiantes 1-0 Independiente
San Lorenzo 2-1 Gimnasia de Jujuy
Arsenal 0-1 Boca Juniors
San Martin 0-2 Racing Club
River Plate 3-3 Huracan

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