Details of the fifth round of games in the Clausura 2011 tournament.
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Preview & Predictions
|Colombian Teó Gutiérrez struck two goals in Racing's 0-4 win against Colón.|
Banfield recorded their second consecutive away win with a 1-2 defeat of Tigre. Facundo Ferreyra scored the winning goal in the 91st minute.
Olimpo beat All Boys 1-0 to climb back to the top of the division, albeit only temporarily. Ezequiel Maggiolo bagged the goal with a second half header to join Esteban Fuertes as the topscorer on five goals. The three points helped Olimpo to edge out of the automatic relegation zone at the expense of Gimnasia who remained there aftet their game at Lanús finished 0-0.
The huge clash between San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors finished exactly as I predicted with a 1-0 win for the home team. Aureliano Torres scored the winner with an excellent curling shot which was worthy of a much better game. Martín Palermo showed plenty of determination and should probably have scored with one of the several opportunities he won for himself with his usual combination of bulk, guile and arial ability. For Boca Juniors it was their third defeat in five league games under Falcioni meaning that their next game against Olimpo is certainly a must win encounter.
Argentinos Juniors got their first win of the league campaign with a 1-0 defeat of Arsenal, Santiago Salcedo scored the only goal of the game with a great bit of control and a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Argentinos are unbeaten in 8 competitive games so far in 2011, but still way off the pace in 10th position thanks to the four consecutive draws that preceeded this win.
In Sunday's first game Estudiantes suffered a 0-1 home defeat to Godoy Cruz, former Estudiantes player Israel Damonte scored the only goal of the game with a second half header. The Mendoza outfit have bounced back well from two home defeats last week to record two consecutive away wins this week. As for Estudiantes it is hard to understand what happened, their home record in the Apertura was phenomenal with nine wins out of nine. They are playing under a different manager in a different stadium (the revampedCiudad de La Plata stadium) however they have now suffered two consecutive shock home defeats.
River Plate suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 1-2 at home against Vélez Sársfield. All of the goals were scored by players nicknamed Tanque. Santiago "tanque" Silva scored both goals for Vélez and Mariano "tanque" Pavone scored from the penalty spot for River. Both of Silva's goals were tap-ins, the first stemming from a dreadful mistake from River goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola.
Racing Club established a two point lead at the top of the division with a convincing 0-4 away win against Colón, Teó Gutiérrez scored twice to join Esteban Fuertes & Ezequiel Maggiolo as joint topscorers so far with five goals each. Pablo Lugüercio and Gabriel Hauche scored the other two goals.
On Monday evening Quilmes lost again suffering a 2-1 defeat at Huracán who will be relieved to take their first win of the season. Both of Huracán's goals were tap-ins from dreadful Quilmes errors, their goalkeeper Emanuel Tripodi palmed the ball straight to Rolando Zarate for the opener and Javier Cámpora gratefully scored a second after receiving a panicky clearance from Uruguayan defender Sebastián Martínez. Quilmes got a goal back late in the game but with no points in their opening five games they look doomed to relegation.
In the last game of the fecha Independiente ended their run of 16 games without a win ahgainst Argentine opposition with a 4-0 thumping of visitors Newell's Old Boys. It is Independiente's first league win since they beat Racing Club back on 10 October 2010 and the first time in history that both of the Avellaneda giants have won 4-0 in the same fecha. Nicolás Cabrera was the star of the game with two goals in the first eleven minutes and assists for the other two goals. Independiente's veteran international journeyman footballer Jairo Castillo came on as a late substitute and bagged the fourth goal of the game, his first goal for the club since 2004.
|Lanús||0-0||Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)|
|Argentinos Juniors||1-0||Arsenal de Sarandí|
|San Lorenzo||1-0||Boca Juniors|
|Estudiantes (LP)||0-1||Godoy Cruz|
|River Plate||1-2||Vélez Sársfield|
|Independiente||4-0||Newell's Old Boys|
|16||Gimnasia (La Plata)||5||1||2||2||5||7||−2||5|
|19||Newell's Old Boys||5||1||1||3||6||11||−5||4|
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