The Argentina Superliga has started and with only one match left to play, Gabriel HEINZE’s Velez Sarsfield top the table.
Velez against Newell’s opened up the Superliga this season and despite losing star man Mauro ZARATE to Boca, Gabriel HEINZE’s men picked up a 2-0 win in Liniers. It took just one minute for the first goal to be scored. A corner kick lead to Luis ABRAM who was left all alone to head the ball into the net.
Just minutes later Velez had another opportunity in front of goal but BOUZAT was denied by a questionable stop by the goalkeeper. Still in the first half, Velez were awarded a penalty and Matias VARGAS doubled the lead from the spot as they ran away 2-0 winners.
Tigre against San Lorenzo was the other match on Friday and just like in the first match, we had an early goal in this one. A cross sent into San Lorenzo’s penalty area found Lucas MENOSSI who controlled the ball with his right knee and striked it with his ledft into the top of the net.
A defensive mistake just six minutes later lead to Federico GONZALEZ scoring to give Tigre the 2-0 lead. A bad clearance by the goalkeeper found a Tigre player and the attack was on as GONZALEZ calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper.
San Lorenzo were back in it but not without controversy. Nicolas BLANDI’s goal was initially ruled for offside but upon review, the goal was given and Tigre’s lead was cut in half. Another defensive mistake, this time coming from Tigre as a bad back pass lead to Nicolas RENIERO pouncing to bring San Lorenzo back in it.
Saturday brought four matches, two of which ended 1-1 and the other two 0-0 draws. Gimnasia defeated Argentinos 1-0 through an own goal while Union picked up the 1-0 win against Aldosivi. Union’s goal coming from Franco SOLDANO. Patronato and Colon drew 0-0 while Belgrano and San Martin also ended goal less.
Argentina international Cristian PAVON gave Boca Juniors the 1-0 win against his old club Talleres. A shot from outside the area early in the match was enough to give Boca the win. Emmanuel MAS was taken down in the area and Boca were awarded a penalty but Carlos TEVEZ had his spot kick missed.
Another match on Sunday involved Godoy Cruz and Estudiantes de la Plata. Juan ANDRADA was sent off in the 19th minute for Godoy Cruz and despite playing for 10 minute the rest of the match, Diego VIERA scored the winning goal off a penalty kick in the 6th minute of injury time of the second half.
Nicolas FERNANDEZ was the hero for Defensa y Justicia as they drew 2-2 against Lanus. Despite scoring early in the first half through goals by Sebastian RIBAS (a penalty in the 7th minute) and Tomas BELMONTE (a goal in the 12th minute), FERNANDEZ scored twice late to hand his team the draw.
A goal from inside the area made it 2-1 in the 80th minute and a header just three minutes later was enough to give Defensa y Justicia the draw.
Matias CARRUZZO gave Rosario Central a 1-0 win against Banfield. A header from inside the area was enough to give them the win.
The last match on Sunday ended 0-0 between Huracan and River Plate. Monday’s match is Atletico Tucuman against Racing Club.