Friday, November 21, 2008

Say Goodbye To Newell's Title Chase, Can They At Least Stay In The Top 5?

Newell's went on the road needing a win against Arsenal de Sarandí, but could only manage another tie. This was another game that I didn't get to see, never even had a chance, damn the time difference. I was still at work when the final whistle blew.

As expected, Fabbiani and Insaurralde sat this game out, which I'm sure didn't help the cause. Spolli, playing as a starter for the first time sense his injury, did himself no favors when the referee saw fit to show him a red card in the 65th minute... he already had a yellow, so it may not have been a direct red. Either way, once you've got one card drawn on you, it's time to take some care out there. This insures, however, that Insaurralde will be back in the lineup for the next round.

Pablo Aguilar opened the scoring to put Newell's in the lead in the first half. Arsenal's goal came around 5 minutes after Spolli was ejected... have to wonder how things would have turned out if he would have been able to play the full game.

Now we fans, the players, and Gamboa must remember, there are still three more games to play. They may only be for pride at this point, but remaining, or regaining a top 5 position is still a goal to be met, and hopefully they can build on that during the Clausura.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the game too. I hope we stay i top 5, we need points for pormedio and to have a international cup place at the end of next championship. For me the happiest moment would be get Lopez out. GO LA LEPRA!!!!!!!!!!

Pepe Lepra