Friday, March 8, 2013

Final 2013 - Round 4 & 5 - Better late than never



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Round 5 starts tonight and I still couldn't find the time about what happened almost a week ago !!

Without any doubts (well, at least no doubts for me) the highlight of round 4 was San Lorenzo winning the derby vs River 2-0, but beyond the not so big difference in the final score what the team showed was attitude and authority to beat a tough rival and dominate the 90 minutes.
River perfect 2013 is over, and now they'll have to recover at home vs Colon.

The other leader, Lanus, also saw their winning streak end in the 0-0 vs Racing, but the surprise of the weekend was of course Boca's 1-3 defeat at home against Union, a team that will play next season in 2nd division (unless they pull out a miracle) and whose previous win had been almost 10 months and 26 games ago !!!
The worst thing for Boca is that the away win was absolutely deserved as they were a completely clueless team despite the return of one of their all time idols, Juan Roman Riquelme, who came out of his semi-retirement because the team needed him.
Things got even worst for Boca on Thursday night as they've lost again, for Copa Libertadores, against Uruguay's Nacional and they could have one foot out of the competition if they can't win next Thursday.

Independiente's happiness after the win in the derby vs Racing lasted less than a week as they went back to normal and lost 0-1 at Arsenal.
Things are not uglier for them only because San Martin also lost, 0-3 at Velez, and that let Independiente stay out of the relegation zone...at least for now.

Curiously the two best games of the round were not mentioned above: the 3-3 draws in Quilmes - Atletico Rafaela, and Colon - Estudiantes had two goals deficit comebacks, late equalizers and all kind of drama.

Round 4 results:

Quilmes 3 - Atlético de Rafaela 3
Newell's 2 - Belgrano 0
Colón 3 - Estudiantes 3
Arsenal 1 - Independiente 0
Godoy Cruz 0 - Argentinos Juniors 0
San Lorenzo 2 - River Plate 0  
Racing 0 - Lanús 0 
Tigre 2 - All Boys 1
Boca 1 - Unión 3
Vélez 3 - San Martín 0

All the goals:


Round 5 Schedule:

Friday March 8
19.10-- Belgrano de Córdoba-Vélez Sarsfield
21.15-- Independiente-Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba

Saturday March 9
17.00-- Unión de Santa Fe-All Boys
19.10-- Estudiantes de La Plata-Newell's Old Boys
20.15-- San Martín de San Juan-Racing Club

Sunday March 10
17.00-- San Lorenzo-Tigre
18.10-- River Plate-Colón de Santa Fe
20.15-- Atlético de Rafaela-Boca Juniors

Monday March 11
19.10-- Lanús-Arsenal F.C.
21.15-- Argentinos Juniors-Quilmes A.C.


Standings:




Averages Table:



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