May 25, 2013
Chávez, Viatri score in Boca’s 2-0 win over Tigre
Cristian Chávez and Lucas Viatri scored in Boca Junior’s 2-0 victory over Tigre at La Bombonera stadium to earn their first three points in the Initial Tournament. Racing Club recovered from losing the Copa Argentina final with a 2-0 win at Argentinos Juniors.
Boca Juniors left behind their 3-0 loss at Quilmes last week with a
2-0 win over Tigre yesterday at La Bombonera stadium in a match for the second round of the Initial Tournament.
Attacking midfielder Cristian Chávez scored for Julio César Falcioni’s side in the 60th minute and striker Lucas Viatri doubled the difference in the 68th.
Boca earned their first three points in the competition and will face All Boys also at home next week. Tigre, who lost in their debut against Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1, will host River Plate.
Earlier, Racing, who on Wednesday lost the final of the Copa Argentina against Boca, recovered with a 2-0 victory over Argentinos Juniors at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.
Defender Fernando Ortiz, who had scored in the first round (1-1 against Atlético Rafaela), put the visitors ahead with a header in the 48th, while youth midfielder Ricardo Centurión sealed the win in the 88th.
By the end of the first half, Argentinos’ striker José Carlos Fernández suffered a fracture dislocation of his left ankle and immediately was replaced and taken to a hospital.
In the next round, Racing will play against arch-rivals Independiente.
Also yesterday, Godoy Cruz beat Unión 1-0 at the 15 de Abril stadium in Santa Fe with a goal scored by midfielder Alexis Castro in the 71st.
MAN CITY WIN COMMUNITY SHIELD. Manchester City scored three second-half goals to beat 10-man Chelsea 3-2 yesterday in a bad-tempered Community Shield, the traditional start to the English soccer season.
Yaya Touré, Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri gave City their first win since 1972 in the annual curtain raiser between Premier League champions City and FA Cup holders Chelsea.
The match was marred by eight yellow cards and a straight red for Branislav Ivanovic for a sliding tackle into Aleksandar Kolarov’s shin with studs raised.
Fernando Torres and Ryan Bertrand scored the first and last goals of the match for Chelsea.
The London Olympics forced the game to be moved to Villa Park from Wembley Stadium.