2009 Clausura Argentina Wrap – Fecha 8

6 04 2009

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MUAH! Right back at you, sweetie, we love you here at Mad About Futbol. Don’t you love football, the best looking women are football women. WOOO! Its a beautiful thing. Anyway, let’s wrap up this weekend in Argentine club football.  This weekend was an example of the balance of the league as 9 of the 10 matches were draws or decided by 1 goal. The only match that wasn’t close was Lanús versus  Independiente.

Lanús stayed at the top of the table on the strength of Jose Sand. The striker scored 4 goals to lead El Granate to the 5-1 victory. The 4 goals moved Sand to the top of the goal scoring table and was a good result for Lanús after their 3-0 loss to Huracán the week before.

Colón de Santa Fe kept pressure on Lanús with a 1-0 road win over Huracán.  Alfredo Ramírez scored his 1st goal of the season in the 12th minute to give El Sabalero the victory. Colón have won 3 of their last 4 matches.

Velez Sarsfield continued as the only unbeaten team in Argentina after their 2-1 win over Banfield at Estadio José Amalfitani.  Uruguayan forward Hernán R. López gave El Fortín the lead but it was their #10, Maximiliano Moralez that gave Velez the victory.  His 82nd minute goal kept Ricardo Gareca’s men unbeaten in the Clausura tournament.

The Clásico Platense was another heated affair that had as many red cards as goals.  The game was made interesting in the 71st minute when Gimnasia midfielder Juan Cuevas scored to give El Lobo the lead.  In 2nd half  injury time Gimnasia’s Diego Villar & Estudiantes’ Leandro Benítez were red carded to put both sides at 10 men.  However that wasn’t the end of the drama as Christian Sánchez Prette salvaged a point for La Pincha in 6th minute of 2nd half injury time.  Estudiantes’ nightmare season continues as they sit in 19th place while Gimnasia’s surprise season continues with their 6th place standing.

Here are the results & standings from Week 8:

Friday, April 3rd

Arsenal 1 – 1 San Lorenzo

ARS: Luciano Leguizamón (3′)

SLZ: Néstor A. Silvera (65′)

Huracán 0 – 1 Colón de Santa Fe

COL: Alfredo Ramírez (12′)

Saturday, April 4th

Racing 1 – 0 River Plate

RAC: Pablo Lugüercio (18′)

Gimnasia Jujuy 1 – 1 Tigre

GJY: Ricardo E. Gómez (87′)

TIG: Carlos Luna (46′)

Newell’s Old Boys 1 – 1 Argentinos Juniors

NEW: Diego L. Armani (52′)

ARG: Ignacio Canuto (75′)

Vélez Sarsfield 2 – 1 Banfield

VEL: Hernán R. López (44′) & Maximiliano Moralez (82′)

BAN: Nicolás Bertolo (55′)

Sunday, April 6th

Gimnasia La Plata 1 – 1 Estudiantes La Plata

GLP: Juan E. Cuevas (71′)

EST: Cristian Sanchez Prette (90’+6′)

Boca Juniors 1 – 1 Godoy Cruz

BOC: Nicolás Gaitán (36′)

GCZ: Leandro Caruso (60′)

San Martín Tucuman 0 – 1 Rosario Central

ROS: Jorge L. Anchén (og 67′)

Lanús 5 – 1 Independiente

LAN: Diego H. Valeri (12′) & José Sand (42′, 79′, 89′, 90’+3′)

IND: Federico Mancuello (22′)

WEEK 8 STANDINGS

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