Monday, March 5, 2012

Clausura 2012 - Round 4 - Tigre on two fronts

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Sunday's schedule had 2 good derbies under 35-40 degrees of heat, and Tigre joining Boca at the top of Clausura while they try to avoid relegation at the same time !

Tigre 1 - Lanus 0

What an important win for Tigre. With this win now they are only 3 points below San Lorenzo and if they continue like this it will be only a matter of time until they are above them.
Anyway, they probably didn't deserve to win this game and a draw would have been fair, but they are on a roll and if there is something that resumes this crazy Argentine football is this: Tigre is one of the leaders of Clausura (with Boca) and at the same time they are in a direct relegation place !!! Only in Argentina !!!

San Lorenzo 0 - Boca 2

Sad day for a San Lorenzo fan, but there's no shame about accepting that Boca was a fair winner.
The visitors played overall better and even though San Lorenzo had the ball, they had no idea what to do with it.
The game looked headed for a 0-0 draw unless someone made a mistake... and it was San Lorenzo who did it.
Boca is one of the leaders of Clausura, their undefeated streak is now 36 games while San Lorenzo's future looks as bleak as it ever did as now they are only 3 points above the direct relegation places.

Union 2 - Colon 2

The other derby of the round was intense and hot, helped by the almost 40 degrees temperature at Santa Fe.
It looked like Colon had everything under control as they took an early 2-0 lead, and with Union's recent past of almost 8 games without scoring a goal they didn't to have much chances, but out of nowhere they scored the 1-2, the 2-2 came only a couple of minutes later and they almost win it in the end, but it was an overall fair draw.

Arsenal 0 - Racing 0

It's unbelievable that Arsenal didn't beat Racing, but a brilliant performance by the visitors goalkeeper Sebastian Saja saved his team from another defeat.
The hosts were much better, had some big chances in the 1st half but they failed to score. In the 2nd half Racing balanced the game and had a few occasions to score, but it was always Arsenal the better team on the field. Both remain winless and not far from the bottom of the Averages table.
Racing is a ticking bomb ready to explode like their neighbors Independiente did on Saturday.

Round 4 will end today with a key game for the relegation battle between Olimpo and Rafaela that will kick off at 21.15 (GMT-3).

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