Monday, June 18, 2012

Clausura 2012 - Round 18 - Insane Ending



If I wrote last week that there was madness when the 17th round ended, there's no way to describe what happened this week at the top of the league.

Boca, a lock to win the title 2 weeks ago, lost 0-3 at home vs Arsenal who is now at the top of the league with Tigre, who also won a huge game at Velez.
They are 2 points above Boca with only 1 round left and like I said last week GOALS DIFFERENCE DO NOT COUNT so if both win in the last round we will have a final playoff game in neutral ground to decide the championship.

Or we could even have a round robin mini tournament with 3 teams if they both draw and Boca wins !!

And what happens at the bottom of the Averages table is simply unbelievable.
We have 6 teams trying to avoid the promotion playoffs and 3 of them can fall in the direct relegation !!!

I will leave the analysis and different possibilities of this last round (the number of possible combinations is enormous) for the paid customers of Argentina Previews, but this are the updated standings and fixtures for the last round of Clausura that will be played next weekend.

Also Round 18 ends today when Godoy Cruz visits Colon in the last game of the hosts all time top scorer, 39 years old Esteban "Bichi" Fuertes who will retire after next week's game.

Round 18 results:

Lanús 0 -Unión de Santa Fe 0
San Martín de San Juan 2 -Newell's Old Boys 1
Belgrano de Córdoba 3 -Banfield 1
Estudiantes de La Plata 1 -Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 0
Vélez Sarsfield 0 -Tigre 1
Argentinos Juniors 1 -All Boys 0
Independiente 0 -San Lorenzo 0
Atlético Rafaela 4 -Racing Club 2
Boca Juniors 0 -Arsenal 3

Monday June 18
20.20-- Colón de Santa Fe-Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba


Round 19 Schedule:

San Lorenzo-San Martín de San Juan
Newell's Old Boys-Lanús
Unión de Santa Fe-Estudiantes de La Plata
All Boys-Boca Juniors
Arsenal F.C.-Belgrano
Banfield-Colón de Santa Fe
Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba-Atlético Rafaela
Racing Club-Vélez Sarsfield
Tigre-Independiente



Standings:





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


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