Marcelo Vidal celebrates the incredible winner for Independiente
Independiente’s superb run of form continued last night with a 1-0 win in Paraná over Patronato to put them in the top 3 for the first time this season. Omar de Felippe’s revival for El Rojo has been dramatic but last night they were indebted to an outrageous goal in the 88th minute. With the game heading for a goalless draw, Marcelo Vidal spotted the Patronato keeper off his line and hit a bullet of a shot from just inside his own half into the roof of the net. An unbelievable strike, which lifts Independiente into the promotion places. WATCH THE AMAZING GOAL AND CATCH UP ON THE REST OF THE NACIONAL B HERE….
Caruso’s Argentinos Juniors finish the year in the drop zone
Argentinos Juniors will end the year in the drop zone after another defeat last night in La Paternal which prompted manager, Caruso Lombardi to hand-in his resignation. Rosario Central picked up a valuable 2-1 win ending a 4-game winless streak and keeping them safely away from relegation. Later, in Santa Fe, Atletico Rafaela and Arsenal ended their campaigns with a 1-1 draw. For both sides the Torneo Inicial has been a success, as they kept pace with the title challengers and Arsenal captured the Copa Argentina. WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE….
Could Di Maria and Falcao be swapping clubs in January?
According to Spanish newspaper, Marca, Argentina winger, Angel Di Maria is close to agreeing a move to Monaco after falling down the pecking order in the Bernabeu. Free-spending Monaco have no qualms with meeting the expected hefty transfer fee but rumour has it, Madrid are keen to negotiate a knock-down price for Colombian, Radamel Falcao.
Leandro Paredes could be on his way to Europe soon
Italian title chasers, Roma are understood to be in pole position to capture Boca Juniors’ highly sought after midfielder, Leandro Paredes as discussions between the two clubs have taken place. Roma are said to be keen to finalise a deal before a host of other teams move for the 19-year-old playmaker.
Bruno Zuculini heads Racing into the lead and sets up the victory
A tournament to forget came to a close for Racing in Avellaneda with a 2-0 win over troubled, Godoy Cruz. Despite setting a club record for the worst start to a season their is reason for optimism as returning hero, Mostaza Merlo has overseen a rejuvenation of sorts, gaining 14 points from a possible 24. Godoy Cruz are left in the midst of the relegation fight and Martin Palermo left as manager after the match as a new contract could not be agreed upon. First half goals from Bruno Zuculini and Diego Villar ensured Racing ended the torneo on a high. Earlier, Belgrano ended their season with a 1-0 win over All Boys thanks to Carlos Bueno’s thunderous volley. The result is the first defeat for All Boys Manager, Ricardo Rodriguez and leaves them precariously above the drop zone, while Belgrano end the season on 29 points, just outside the title chasing pack. WATCH THE GOALS….
Kun Aguero in action against Bosnia in the recent friendly
Perhaps it was divine intervention from Argentine, Pope Francisco but Argentina will be pleased with their group following the World Cup draw earlier. One of the favourites for the trophy, La Albiceleste were grouped with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria in Group F.
If Santiago Silva had not missed such a glorious opportunity perhaps Lanus would be taking a lead from the first leg
The Final of this year’s Copa Sudamericana still hangs in the balance following the 1-1 draw between Lanus and Ponte Preta in Brazil last night. Two fine free kicks, first by Lanus Captain, Paolo Goltz and then by Felipe Bastos ensured the two sides will meet again in Lanus in what is now a traditional Cup Final, given that away goals do not count. WATCH THE GOALS AND THE MISS….
Eder Alvarez Balanta linked with a move to Old Trafford
Manchester United are the latest side to be linked to River Plate’s Colombian centre back, Eder Alvarez Balanta. The 20 year-old has been outstanding for River since breaking into the side during the Torneo Final and after only a handful of performances was said to be under the consideration of several of sides in Europe.
Big call, as San Lorenzo are denied a late penalty
After the failings of the sides at the top on Saturday, San Lorenzo had a great chance to capture the Torneo Inicial. However, the 0-0 draw in El Nuevo Gasometro against Estudiantes means that it will all come down to the final day. Lanus also failed to take advantage as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Boca Juniors. Lanus led twice but each time allowed Boca to strike back and so they remain 2 points behind the leaders. River Plate finally managed a win with a narrow 1-0 win over Argentinos Juniors although it should be noted that their solitary goal was a calamitous own goal by Sergio Vittor. Still a wins a win as River fight to not record their worst ever tally. Earlier, Gimnasia defeated Quilmes 3-2 in La Plata. WATCH ALL THE GOALS….
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Newell’s lose again and with it, probably lose the title
A dramatic day in the Primera saw the door left wide open for San Lorenzo to claim the Torneo Inicial after Newell’s Old Boys’ spectacular slump continued and Arsenal too, were stunned in Sarandi. All Boys took full advantage of the woeful form of Newell’s and eased to a 3-1 victory in Floresta but such as the performance of Alfredo Berti’s side, only conceding 3 in the first half was fortunate. Arsenal hosted Belgrano in Sarandi, in a game they were expected to win but ended getting thumped 4-1 to leave their title hopes hanging by a thread. Velez Sarsfield stayed in the race with a 2-0 win in Santa Fe against Colon. Mauro Zarate opened the scoring and was then sent off but a late Lucas Pratto penalty wrapped up the points. Atletico Rafaela blew their chances after losing 3-1 against Tigre. The difficult away day was always likely to test their title credentials and they came up short. If San Lorenzo win today against Estudiantes and Lanus fail to beat Boca, El Ciclon will be crowned champions. WATCH THE GOALS….
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