June 18, 2013
River and Newell’s draw 3-3
Leaders Boca get a point at Argentinos and cut winning run
soccer — initial tournament
River Plate drew 3-3 at home with Newell’s Old Boys in an entertaining match yesterday, while Boca Juniors, who continue at the top of the standings, cut a run of four straight victories after a disappointing 1-1 draw at Argentinos Juniors.
River Plate and Newell’s Old Boys drew 3-3 in an exciting encounter at the Monumental stadium yesterday in a match for the sixth round of the Initial Tournament.
Midfielder Patricio Pérez scored in the 11th minute for the visitors, who would reach the top of the standings with a victory.
Experienced striker David Trezeguet equalized for River with his first goal in the competition in the 19th and Uruguayan forward Rodrigo Mora netted for the hosts four minutes later.
Rogelio Funes Mori extended the difference in the 66th, but Newell’s found the way to tie the game with goals scored by striker Ignacio Scocco in the 70th, with a penalty, and in the 72nd.
Earlier, Boca Juniors drew 1-1 with Argentinos Juniors at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium and cut a run of four straight victories.
Midfielder Alejandro Capurro put the hosts ahead in the 26th minute with a goal from outside the box, while former Catania player Pablo Ledesma equalized for Julio Falcioni’s side with a penalty in the 33rd.
Argentinos ended the game with ten players after defender Diego Placente was sent off in the 66th.
Boca stayed at the top of the standings with 13 points, one ahead of Newell’s.
Belgrano, who finished the match playing with nine men, defeated Racing 1-0 at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium in Córdoba and denied them the chance to reach the top of the standings.
The winning goal was scored by forward César Carranza with a header in the 45th minute. Defensive midfielder Martín Zapata and defender Pier Barrios were sent off in the 60th and 64th respectively.
Racing lost their first match in the tournament and stayed with 11 points, two behind leaders Boca. Belgrano won their second game in the competition and accumulated nine points.
Independiente, who have not won in the tournament yet, only got a 1-1 draw against Quilmes at the Libertadores de América stadium in Avellaneda.
Midfielder Jacobo Mansilla put the visitors ahead in the 35th minute and striker Ernesto Farías equalized in the 51st for Américo Gallego’s team, who are at the bottom of the relegation zone.
Referee Germán Delfino sent off Gallego and Independiente’s forward Martín Benítez in the 26th and 28th, respectively.
On Saturday, San Lorenzo defeated Colón 2-1 at the Nuevo Gasómetro stadium to claim their second victory in the competition. Midfielder Julio Buffarini and striker Denis Stracqualursi netted for the hosts, while defender Gerardo Alcoba scored for Colón.
Herald staff with agencies
SIXTH ROUND RESULTS — On Saturday: San Martín (SJ) 4 Arsenal 0; Rafaela 2 All Boys 1; Estudiantes 0 Vélez 0; San Lorenzo 2 Colón 1. On Sunday: Argentinos 1 Boca 1; Belgrano 1 Racing 0; Independiente 1 Quilmes 1; River 3 Newell’s 3. Today at 5.10pm: Unión v Tigre. At 7.15pm: Lanús v Godoy Cruz.
NEXT ROUND — On Saturday: Racing v Estudiantes; Godoy Cruz v San Martín (SJ), All Boys v Argentinos; Newell’s v San Lorenzo. On Sunday: Vélez v River; Arsenal v Belgrano; Tigre v Colón; Boca v Independiente. On Monday: Quilmes v Lanús; Unión v Rafaela.
LEADING GOALSCORERS: 4 — I. Borghello (All Boys); I. Scocco (Newell’s). 3 — D. Ramírez (Godoy Cruz); L. Viatri (Boca); C. Carranza (Belgrano); L. Vietto (Racing); M. Cauteruccio (Quilmes); R. Fumes Mori (River).
RELEGATION AVERAGE: Atl. Rafaela 1.272; Newell‘s 1.243; San Lorenzo 1.219; Unión 1.162; San Martín (SJ) 1.159; Independiente 1.134.