BOCA and RIVER DAN LA CARA
With a goal from Cali Izquierdoz, Boca got its first victory in the League Cup Against Newell’s, in Rosario and without Tevez, who returned to Buenos Aires before the game due to the death of his father, Xeneize resolved a very close duel thanks to a stopped ball.
River returned to play at home, returned to the Monumental renovated and he thrashed Rosario Central, in a game that was rather flat and that showed a great difference in the walk of both teams. The Millionaire’s goals were from Santos Borré, Montiel (by converting a penalty that left a lot of doubts) and De la Cruz.
FUAAAA EL DIEGO
Every time a ball rolls in an Argentine stadium it is impossible not to remember the figure of Maradona. But even more so if he plays Gymnastics, the last team Maradona led before he died. And it seems that Gimnasia plays with that incentive because it really swept Talleres de Córdoba with a more than solid performance to round off a 3-0 win that exempts further comments.
And the other team that refers to Maradona is Argentinos Juniors and in the stadium that bears the name of the crack he welcomed Platense who returned to the First Division after 22 years of bouncing through different categories of promotion. And so that the Squid party was complete, they won with a solitary goal from Jorge Pereyra Díaz. They are going to need many cardiologists in Saavedra and Vicente López!
IN THE AREA A MANDAN BANFIELD AND STUDENTS
Believe or burst could be the phrase stamped on the shirt of the Russian Zielinski fan club. His Estudiantes, who came from a meager harvest of points, but mainly from goals in the last tournament, scored two wins in two games. In the debut, nothing less than River fell and this second date gave an account of the injured Godoy Cruz of Gallego Méndez by 2 to 0, again with the resource of the ball stopped as a flag and with direct play to hurt the rival.
And the one that is not surprising is Banfield. He has just reached the final in the previous tournament, some important players left him but those who enter comply perfectly. If not that Giuliano Galoppo says so, with a double of his, Banfield beat Arsenal on the Viaduct and climbed to the top. Javier Sanguinete gave confidence to his new gem and the steering wheel responds more than anything else. And beware that Arsenal, managed by a renewed Alan Ruiz made him a great match.
IN ZONE B EVERYTHING ON REQUEST FROM VÉLEZ and LANÚS
El Fortín del Flaco Pellegrino took off to play: against Truckers in Copa Argentina and this weekend against Sarmiento in Junín he beat two less valuable teams with a solidity that was difficult for him to show before. Even overcoming football problems (I did not play Gianetti who is finishing to resolve his departure to Atlanta United from Heinze) and the extra football that left him without two of his figures for ten days, in a fact that generated rispideces between the establishment and leadership. You can see that the former Valencia defender managed to reach the team that showed interesting football moments. Finally it was a 2 to 1 that fell short according to what was seen on the court.
And finally Lanús was able to remove -a bit- the thorn that was crossed with Defense and Justice in the final of the South American Cup and defeated it in the return of Becaccece to the bench of the Halcón de Varela. In a great game, he won 2-1 with goals from Belmonte and Sand (Romero had tied for the Halcón) and commands in zone B with Vélez.