December 11, 2013
Soccer — initial tournamentSunday, September 8, 2013
Argentinos climbs to the top after win
With a goal scored by striker Osvaldo Miranda, Argentinos Juniors defeated All Boys 1-0 at home and climbed to the top of the tournament standings. Estudiantes de La Plata only drew 1-1 against Belgrano.
Argentinos Juniors climbed to the top of the Initial Tournament standings yesterday after beating All Boys 1-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in a match for the sixth round of the championship.
Striker Osvaldo Miranda netted the winning goal in the 28th minute to give Ricardo Caruso Lombardi’s team its fourth victory in the tournament.
All Boys finished the match with ten players as Roberto Battión was sent off in the 61st. However, the team coached by Julio Falcioni dominated the ball during the second half as they tried to find the equalizer. Argentinos was solid in defence and kept its 1-0 advantage.
Goalkeeper Pablo Migliore was one of the key players of the match as he blocked many chances to score from the All Boys attackers.
Earlier, Estudiantes de La Plata and Belgrano drew 1-1 at the Único stadium. Guido Carrillo put the host ahead just before the end of the first half, while Ezequiel Maggiolo, a former Estudiantes player, equalized for Belgrano in the 74th minute.
With Juan Sebastián Verón as its playmaker, Estudiantes was the best of the two sides, but could not turn its superior possession into goals.
Estudiantes has 10 points and shares the third place in the standings with arch rival Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Colón. Both teams missed their chances to climb to the top yesterday. Second-placed Newell’s Old Boys was defeated 3-0 by Vélez Sarsfield on Friday night.
Colón lost 1-0 against Godoy Cruz at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza. Jonathan Ramis netted the the goal for Martín Palermo’s team, which won its second match in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Atlético Rafaela defeated Gimnasia 2-1 in Santa Fe. Rodrigo Depetris put the host ahead in the 10th minute and Andrés Rodales doubled the difference in the 89th. Facundo Pereyra pulled one back for Gimnasia in injury time.
Racing and Lanús were playing last night at press time in Avellaneda.
Herald with agencies