Details of the 5th round of games in the Apertura 2011 tournament.
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The first game of the round featured the two teams that traditionally sport distinctive red and black halved tops. Newell's Old Boys were the home side but probably the happier to come away with a 0-0 draw, a result that reinforces their newfound defensive stability, Colón on the other hand must have been very disappointed to have wasted the chance to move to the top of the table.
In the second game Banfield continued their dismal start to the season with a fifth consecutive defeat, this time losing 1-0 at Tigre. Banfield remain pointless and goalless at the bottom of the division, while Tigre moved up .
In the late game on Friday San Lorenzo missed their chance to take leadership of the division with a surprise 0-1 home defeat to Belgrano, who celebrated their first win of the season thanks to Cesár Mansanelli's long range strike in the first half.
After a poor start to the season Godoy Cruz recorded an impressive 1-2 away win at Arsenal to move up into the top half of the table. Racing Club were the third team of the weekend to miss their opportunity to become stand alone leaders of the division after they could only manage a 0-0 draw at All Boys.
Lanús improved their championship credentials with a 2-1 win against Estudiantes to move two points clear at the top of the table, and ensuring that they would finish the weekend in the top three even if Atletico Rafaela and Boca Juniors won their games in hand. The defeat was another dismal result for Estudiantes, who have now only won one of their last 22 games in all competitions.
|Newell's Old Boys||0-0||Colón|
|All Boys||0-0||Racing Club|
|San Martín (SJ)||0-0||Argentinos Juniors|
|10||San Martín (SJ)||4||1||3||0||4||3||+1||6|
|13||Newell's Old Boys||5||1||3||1||4||4||0||6|
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