Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Final 2013 - Round 9 - Halfway through, Lanus still on top
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Nine rounds gone of Final 2013, almost half of the 19 that will be played and not much has changed since I wrote the last roundup: Lanus is still the undefeated leader and after two consecutive draws they finally won again with a 92nd goal by their top scorer, Silvio Romero, against an All Boys that didn't deserve to lose.
They are followed by Gerardo Martino's Newell's, led by Ignacio Scocco who's arguably the best player in the league at this moment (check his beautiful goal, the the 3rd of the 3-1 vs Tigre in the video with all the goals of this round).
Not far away we have River, Godoy Cruz and Arsenal, while Racing is a little bit behind and hoping to find some regularity after the great 4-1 win in the derby vs San Lorenzo with 4 goals scored by their youth divisions players (don't miss San Lorenzo's goal, an amazing 88 meters run by young Hector Villalba).
Boca's struggles are also the same as a few weeks ago but they are getting even more humilliating. This time it was a historic 1-6 defeat at San Martin de San Juan, a team that didn't have a win in 16 matches !
The relegations fight is becoming hotter than ever. Union and San Martin chances of staying in 1st division are slimmer each week, and the 3rd relegation spot will be taken by Independiente (one of the two "Big 5" clubs, with Boca, that were never relegated), Quilmes or San Lorenzo.
All the weekend goals (except for Belgrano 3 - Quilmes 0):
Relegations (Averages) Table