Friday, December 10, 2010

Apertura 2010 18th Round : Estudiantes cha..ion ?


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Once again the two best teams in the league won, and with only 1 round left Estudiantes is still the only leader of Apertura and definitely main candidate to win their 5th championship on Sunday.

Estudiantes, playing without two key players like team captain Juan Sebastian Veron, and offensive midfielder Enzo Perez, got an impressive and unexpected 4-0 win @ River, completely destroying the rival with a lot of personality.
Velez 2-0 win vs Huracan wasn't as impressive as Estudiantes's, but it was good enough to keep their chances of fighting for the championship alive. Now they will need to win @ Racing and hope that Arsenal can take something from Estudiantes.

Independiente won Copa Sudamericana last Wednesday making Racing, Newell's and Lanus efforts worthless, and the 5 teams that will represent Argentina in Copa Libertadores 2011 are set : Argentinos Juniors, Estudiantes, Velez, Godoy Cruz and Independiente.

Also things are heating up in the Averages table, because Huracan just can't keep losing while Quilmes and Olimpo improved their average with good wins. Relegations will be one of the stories to follow in next Clausura.

This were the results of the 18th round :

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 3 - All Boys 1
Arsenal F.C. 2 - Colón de Santa Fe
1
River Plate 0 - Estudiantes de La Plata 4
Vélez Sársfield 2 -Huracán 0
Godoy Cruz 1 - Racing Club
1
Banfield 0 - Boca Juniors 0
Argentinos Juniors 1 - Lanús 2
Quilmes A.C. 1 -San Lorenzo 0
Newell´s Old Boys 0 -Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 1

Besides the two games that will decide the championship, there's a very important game this round between Olimpo and Quilmes, the two bottom teams of the Averages table, who will play for 3 points that will be very important in the long run for their hopes of staying in 1st division next season.

This will be the schedule of the last round :

Saturday December 11
17.10--All Boys-Godoy Cruz

Sunday December 12

18.00--Racing Club-Vélez Sársfield
18.00--Estudiantes de La Plata-Arsenal F.C.
20.30--San Lorenzo-Banfield
20.30--Colón de Santa Fe-Newell´s Old Boys


Monday December 13

17.00--Huracán-Independiente
17.00--Lanús-River Plate
19.10--Boca Juniors-Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
21.15--Olimpo de Bahía Blanca-Quilmes A.C.
21.15--Tigre-Argentinos Juniors

Standings :



Averages Table (http://www.argentinapreviews.com/2010/05/how-are-relegations-decided.html) :




* Tables taken from "La Redó" (www.la-redo.com.ar)

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