Hernan Crespo’s Defensa y Justicia win, River Plate draw in Brazil, Racing lose


Hernan Crespo’s team got a massive 3-0 win while River Plate remarkably scored all four goals in their 2-2 draw vs. Sao Paulo.

Getting their first win in the group, it was Braian Romero, Gabriel Hachen and Nicolás Leguizamón scoring the goals in a 3-0 win vs. Delfín. A lovely goal starting from the goalkeeper and played out from the back saw Braian Romero give Crespo’s team the 1-0 lead.

The second half saw Hachen unmarked inside the area as his effort beat the goalkeeper to double their lead. Once more, a great team goal with individual brilliance at the end saw Leguizamón scored the third.

Crespo’s Defensa y Justicia now sit in third place with three points, two more than their rivals from tonight and two behind second place Olimpia and four behind first place Santos.

Still in Argentina, Racing Club lost 1-0 to Nacional which saw them go down to second place. It was a penalty goal by Gonzalo Bergessio.

It was a night which saw River Plate score four goals but the match ended in a 2-2 draw against Sao Paulo. The team from Brazil took a 1-0 lead off an Enzo Perez deflection. Shortly after, Borré would draw River Plate level.

Argentina man Lucas Martínez Quarta would assist River’s second of the game. He would play the pass into 20 year old Julián Álvarez and the Argentine would score with a first touch to give River the lead. Once more it was an own goal as Angileri would score and Sao Paulo would draw level.



  1. Alfaro has mentioned his Ecuador team for the opening 2 rounds of qualifiers. Has a good number of players from the youth team. Maybe they way to go for us as well considering we play the second match in La Paz.

  2. My take on the 30 players list:
    E. Martinez

    N. Perez
    C. Romero
    M. Quarta

    Lo Celso
    De paul
    G. Rodriguez
    N. Dominiguez
    Mac Allister

    L. Martinez

  3. My Best 11 vs Ecuador

    ………….Emiliano Martinez……………
    Saravia. Pezzela. Otamendi. Tagliafico
    .. De paul.. Paredes.. Lo celso..
    … Messi.. Lautaro… Ocampos

    Sub: Di maria, Guido, Aguera

  4. My 30 players list-:
    1 Emi Martinez
    2 Musso
    3. Andrada
    4 Armani
    5 Otamendi
    6 Pezella
    7. Tagliafico
    8. Sarvia
    9 Nehuen Perez
    10 F. Medina
    11 Montiel
    12. Acuna
    13 Palomino
    14 Paredes
    15 Lo celso
    16 De paul
    17. G.Rodriguez
    18. Nicolas Dominiguez
    19. Mac Allister
    20. Palacios
    21 Papu Gomez
    22. Emi Buendi
    23. Messi
    24. Aguero
    25 Dybla
    26 Ocampus
    27. Alario
    28. N.Gonzalez
    29. Lautaro Martinez
    30. Icardi

        • pretty convinced on Scaloni’s choices . Atleast much more rationalized than past coaches. Big one this time is will he give Musso / Emiliano a starter role which logically makes sense.
          I am just wishing for 2 seperate starting 11 to manage the LaPaz altitude acclimatization . They should do that tactics
          Other wish is Palamino should get a chance. Almost entire Atalanta team are now national players with the recent successes. While papu is kept out , atleast Palamino deserved a chance.

  5. This should be playing 11 vs Ecuador
    Emi Martinez
    Sarvia. Pezella. Otamendi. Tagliafico
    De paul. Paredes. Lo celso
    Lautaro Martinez. Dybla/Alario
    Aguero does not to be rused into the team he is recovering from injury.

  6. Looks like the Qualifiers will be playing on October. Good. Finally if all goes well by 20th Scaloni who is already in Argentina will announce his 30 or even longer list.

    Cool, looking forward to it. Who’s gonna be our Number 1.

  7. Great to see the overall results. Was expecting bad results bcos other country clubs had started playing much earlier. It speaks a lot on our player’s talent & coach’s tactical geniuses

  8. And Racing deserve it for playing it a few good gentlemen (veterans). Watch out for Racing kid Alcarez.
    Boca another veteran cum Colombiano team. Moroni got a start. But Capaldo relegated for a mediocre Colombian. Riquelme has all the making of an Abidal. Got real shit for brain and will get Boca to the desired rat hole.
    Bustos’ agent is still in Europe trying for one last push in the market. Roma’s final offer is 10 mil, but Tallares want 16 (too high for an inactive player for this market). Hertha Berlin very interested, but again the price.
    The agent is also negotiating moves for Enzo Diaz (Osasuna) and Thomas Pochetino (zaragoza).

    • This “mediocre” columbian Campuzano is the only real marketable product of Boca nowadays, he will be sold for good money, just like “mediocre” uruguayo Bentancur, a starter in Juventus, and another “mediocre” uruguayo Nandez. who will be play in a big club too. Boca young argentines are overrated Almendra, Pavon MLS heroes, or Europe flops Magallan, Balerdi, Maroni etc., Boca buy good south american midfielders for good reason.

  9. DyJ game was nice. Got my first look at River Plate youth acedemy product 19 year central midfielder Enzo Fernandez and look very good for now. also crespo continues doing his best bielsa tactical impersonation.

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