Friday, April 30, 2010

Aftermath Of Newell's 2-0 Victory Over Arsenal

24 hours later...

Yes, I did post a brief note on the match last night, but due to time constrictions it was just that... brief.

With the win last night Newell's are on a five match unbeaten run, and two wins in a row, with two wins in a row. With the three points they have assured themselves a position in the 2010 Copa Sudamericana, but that's no reason to take their collective foot off the gas pedal.

With the way one Mauricio Sperdutti has been playing in the last few games, I have to wonder why he wasn't a regular starter all along. Seriously, the man has nearly looked as though he's been possessed by the spirit of Leo Messi (hey, if others can compare Messi to Maradona...)

Peratta again had little to do, in fact the last two matches have almost been a vacation for him. Schiavi continues to play more like a player in his prime than a 37 year old veteran, Fórmica seems to have finally played himself back into form, Boghossian may not have scored last night, but he still did plenty to help the team win. I could go on, player by player, and everything right now seems to be in the right place... I just wish things could have started picking up a little earlier in the Clausura.

For Arsenal, however, the news continues to be bad. They extended their run of games with out a win to six, causing their coach, Jorge Burruchaga, to resign. In some ways I almost feel sorry for Arse, as it wasn't that long ago (2007) that they won the Copa Sudamericana. Assistant coach Carlos Ruiz will take over for the rest of the season.

Up next for Newell's it's back to Rosario as Gimnasia La Plata come to town.

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