December 8, 2013
Initial tournamentSunday, September 1, 2013
Newell’s and Estudiantes draw
Newell’s Old Boys drew 1-1 at home with Estudiantes de La Plata yesterday but continued at the top of the Initial Tournament standings with 11 points, two ahead of Quilmes which defeated Tigre 1-0.
ROSARIO — Defending champion Newell’s Old Boys and Estudiantes de La Plata drew 1-1 yesterday at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium in a match for the fifth round of the Initial Tournament.
Both teams are still unbeaten in the championship, but Newell’s continued at the top of the standings with 11 points after yesterday’s game. Estudiantes, who had defeated Boca Juniors last week, accumulated nine points to share second place with Argentinos Juniors, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Quilmes. Argentinos visits Arsenal tomorrow, Gimnasia hosts Godoy Cruz today and Quilmes beat Tigre 1-0 yesterday.
In an even match since the first minute of play in Rosario, Newell’s could not dominate the ball as it is used to do.
The first half finished without many clear chances to score, but the second was different. Pablo Pérez put Newell’s ahead with a header in the 53rd minute. With the advantage, the host played the style they usually do.
However, with only two minutes left, Estudiantes found the equalizer with a goal scored by Leandro Desábato after Patricio Rodríguez’s cross.
Newell’s coach Alfredo Berti said the it was a just result because both teams dominated different parts of the game.
“I think the draw was fair because both teams tried to play their game. We were tired because we played five matches in 16 or 17 days (there were 18 actually) and that was hard for us. However, we were close to victory, “ said Berti after the match.
Quilmes defeated Tigre 1-0 at the Monumental stadium in Victoria and to continue with its positive run in the tournament under new coach Nelson Vivas.
The winning goal was scored by Tigre defender Norberto Paparatto in his own net in the 44th minute.
Tigre tried to capitalize the ball and had many chances to score, but Quilmes’ goalkeeper Sebastián Peratta had a perfect night and blocked all the shots to goal.
The visitors, with Miguel Caneo as its playmaker, found the goal after a defensive mistake from Tigre. Quilmes recovered the ball and after many rebounds inside the area, the ball hit Paparatto and entered into the net.
All Boys and Racing were playing last night at press time at the Islas Malvinas stadium.
Herald with agencies