Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stay Tuned !

Sorry for the lack of updates this week, but it's been terribly busy days over here and the midweek round didn't help at all.

Please, stay tuned because as soon as I have a few minutes available I will write an update of this Apertura that Boca will win (and hopefully saying this I will jinx them :P )

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apertura 2011 Round 6 - Boca + Lanus

Round 6 ended with two new leaders, Boca and Lanus, who not only have the same points but also the same amount of goals scored, goals conceded...and they meet next weekend !!

For sure it will be a game to watch and one of the most important so far of this Apertura.

* Lanus was better than Argentinos, even if there was no 4 goals difference between them, but like it happened for Argentinos last week in Copa Sudamericana once they conceded the 2nd goal they completely collapsed and stopped fighting.
Argentinos completed their 8th game of the season without a win, and the 2nd 0-4 in less than a week so coach Pedro Troglio's future will be decided tomorrow.

* Except for a couple of counter attacks by San Martin, Boca dominated the game and had the best chances to score at least 1 or 2 more goals.
It was far from a superb performance, just another average one, but they hit the post 3 times (2 in the 1st half and one off a freek kick in the 2nd half) plus a couple more chances missed for an easy win.

* Much more unlucky was Velez who ended losing a game where even a draw was unfair. Union played the typical super defensive game while Velez didn't play great but had the best chances to score.
They hit the post once, Union's goalkeeper saved some and Velez's strikers missed the others. With the home team all in attack, in the 87th minute a midfielder lost a silly ball that led to a counter attack and the lucky 0-1 for Union.

* Everything that could go wrong for San Lorenzo just went wrong.
Before the 10th minute San Lorenzo's best player, midfielder Nestor Ortigoza, and that changed the history of the game. Bad defense gave Colon the 1-0, and a very lucky goal the 2-0 early in the 2nd half. The 2-1 made things more fair, but with few minutes left and San Lorenzo all in attack Colon finished the game on a counter.
4 attacks, 3 goals for a Colon team that was not much superior to San Lorenzo, but was almost 100% effective offensively.

* Atletico Rafaela - Newell's, besides the game ending in a scoreless draw it was a game much more entertaining than what I expected.
Both teams had unbelievable good chances to get the 3 points but both goalkeepers and some luck saved them.

Round 6 results :

9/9 — A. Rafaela 0 – 0 Newell`s Old Boys
9/9 — Colón 3 – 1 San Lorenzo
10/9 — Godoy Cruz 6 – 1 All Boys
10/9 — Estudiantes 1 – 3 Tigre
10/9 — Racing Club 1 – 0 Olimpo
11/9 — Banfield 0 – 1 Arsenal
11/9 — Belgrano 2 – 0 Independiente
11/9 — Boca Juniors 1 – 0 San Martín (SJ)
11/9 — Vélez Sarsfield 0 – 1 Unión
12/9 — Argentinos 0 – Lanús 4

Round 7 Schedule :

Friday September 16
17.00-- Independiente-Colón de Santa Fe
19.10-- Olimpo de Bahía Blanca-Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba
21.15-- San Martín de San Juan-Belgrano de Córdoba

Saturday September 17
15.05-- Tigre-Arsenal F.C.
17.10-- All Boys-Banfield
21.15-- San Lorenzo-Atlético Rafaela

Sunday September 18
14.00-- Newell's Old Boys-Vélez Sarsfield
16.00-- Estudiantes de La Plata-Argentinos Juniors
18.10-- Lanús-Boca Juniors
20.15-- Unión de Santa Fe-Racing Club

Standings :