Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Clausura 2011 Round 2 - More surprises

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If the 1-4 of Godoy Cruz @ Boca was not enough, this week we had Velez losing their first home game of the season, and against All Boys, a team that had never win away so far !!
It can't be said that All Boys win was fair because Velez did enough to deserve at least a draw, but they looked too tired in the 2nd half, probably because of the midweek Copa Libertadores game.

Another team that felt the effort of playing in midweek was Godoy Cruz, who after the win in the 1st round and the 2-1 vs LDU de Quito in their first international game, lost 0-2 at home vs San Lorenzo, playing probably one of their worst games of the season and almost not shooting at goal in the 2nd half.

The league has now 2 leaders, the only teams with a perfect record : Olimpo and Estudiantes.
Olimpo took a very important win, 3-1 @ Gimnasia, and they are temporarily out of the relegation zone of the averages table for the first time this season !!
On the other hand, Gimnasia took that place and their situation keeps getting worse.

Estudiantes had a no sweat victory @ Quilmes, who keeps sinking in the averages table and played 60 minutes with 10 men, what made things even easier for the last champion who rested Juan Sebastian Veron for their Copa Libertadores game on Wednesday.

The boring games of the weekend were the awful 0-0 between Argentinos Juniors and Independiente, and the Racing - Boca derby won by the visitors as their recovered from the big defeat of the 1st round. Both teams missed their playmakers and star players and this was one of the main reasons why the game was awfully played.

This are the complete results of the 2nd round :

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

Round 3 Schedule :

Friday February 25
19.10-- Colón-Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
19.10-- Olimpo de Bahía Blanca-Godoy Cruz

Saturday February 26
17.00-- Lanús-Quilmes A.C.
19.10-- San Lorenzo-Racing Club
21.15-- Boca Juniors-All Boys

Sunday February 27
17.00-- Estudiantes de La Plata-Banfield
18.00-- Argentinos Juniors-Vélez Sarsfield
20.10-- Independiente-River Plate

Monday February 28
19.10-- Huracán-Arsenal F.C.
21.15-- Tigre-Newell´s OId Boys

Standings :

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

Copa Sudamerica 2011 table ( Top 6 qualify to Copa Sudamericana 2011 + Independiente because they are Sudamericana 2010 champion) :

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

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