In Saturday’s matches of the first round of the Argentine Primera, it was San Lorenzo, Independiente, Tigre and River Plate who got the wins.
San Lorenzo kept a clean sheet in their 1-0 win vs. Arsenal Sarandi. After what looked like a penalty was going to be called for San Lorenzo, the ball fell to Andres Vombergar inside the penalty area and a clever finish gave San Lorenzo the goal and the win.
Talleres Cordoba and Independiente produced two red cards in the match and it was an own goal by Angelo Martino which gave Independiente the win. A pass into the penalty area and a mishit by Martino from close range as he scored an own goal and Independiente won the match.
Mateo Retegui scored twice for Tigre with veteran Mauro Boselli scoring for Estudiantes as Tigre would get the 2-1 win. A great strike from distance by Retegui against his old team gave Tigre the 1-0 lead.
Mauro Boselli drew Estudiantes level with a number 9 like finish from inside the penalty area. With the score at 1-1, a cross inside the penalty area went through several players and fell to Retegui who scored from close range to give Tigre the win.
Martin Demichelis is off to a great start with River Plate in the league. Constant pressure by Micho’s team paid off with Ignacio Fernandez scoring right before half time. Pablo Solari would make it 2-0 for River Plate with a well placed strike into the top corner of the goal.
Five matches will take place on Sunday. Platense will host Newell’s in the first match of the day. After that is Colon against Lanus, Instituto against Sarmiento and Racing Club against Belgrano, all starting at the same time. Boca Juniors host Atletico Tucuman in the last match of the day.