Monday, August 27, 2007

Argentina: Apertura 2007, 4th Week

Vélez Sarsfield - Gimnasia de Jujuy 4:2
Uglessich, Sena, Balvorin, Sena - Uglessich (o.g.), Silva
Velez has been altenating good and bad games. This one looks like a good one, although against a very mediocre opponent. Could be that the reason for a win was in letting Fernandez Francou play all 90 minutes. After this win La Volpe was very quick to promise to fight for the title.

Tigre - Colón de Santa Fe 0:2
Gandin, Gonzalez
Colon can boast with the second consecutive win. Dario Gandin scored again and looks like the talented ex-xeneise is becoming a team's leader.

Racing Club - Newell´s Old Boys 2:0
Sava (pen.), Lopez
The Academicians let their hinchada take a breath by beating unpredictable Newell's. Both goals were scored by veterans. Racing still has a long and hard way ahead.

Rosario Central - Huracán 0:1
The first win of El Globo, which hasn't lost a single game as of now. Central has been sleeping.

Arsenal de Sarandí - Banfield 0:4
Herner, Lucchetti, Cvitanich (2)
...while Banfield has definitely been not! Great away win against dangerous Arsenal, Dario Cvitanich has opened an account of his own in Apertura.

Lanús - Olimpo Bahía Blanca 2:1
Sand (pen.), Villavicencio (o.g.) - Gonzalez
Very difficult win for Lanus. Olimpo struggled hard, but they have too many problems in all the lines.

Argentinos Juniors - Independiente 0:1
Very valuable victory for Independiente, which has won all four starting games. German Denis has gained an unprecedent level.

Estudiantes La Plata - San Lorenzo 1:1
Moreno y Fabianesi - Aguirre
A draw against a champion should be considered a great achievement by La Pincharrata, especially in light of Veron's injury. San Lorenzo has somewhat stalled, which may be caused by Ramon Diaz's thinking over the offer from Qatar Al-Sadd.

San Martín San Juan - River Plate 1:0
A shameful disaster! No one in the world can explain why Passarella has still not been sacked. Already a year ago it was clear that he was about to ruin a marvelous team. Ovations for modest San Martin which honestly fought against all three grandees and finally has been awarded.

Boca Juniors - Gimnasia La Plata 2:1
Palacio, Ledesma (pen.) - Dominguez
An agonizing victory. No game, no class, no genuine Boca. Sending in neither Datolo as a titular, nor Gracian as a substitute did not help. This Boca will play only with Riquelme, or Tevez, or Chelo Delgado brought home. While Gimnasia shows signs of resurrection. Falcioni is knowledgeable enough to make his good squad shine.

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