Sunday, October 10, 2010

Starting To Look Like A One Horse Race

I missed all but the opening few moment's of last nights clash between Newell's Old Boys and Quilmes due to social commitments, so I can't say much about the match. It ended a 1-1 tie, Schiavi collected two yellow card for a red (guess he'll get to rest for a game or two now,) and Seba Peratta saved an injury time penalty to preserve the draw.

Meanwhile, Estudiantes may have bowed out of the Copa Sudamericana (thanks to Newell's,) but they have taken a rather large lead in the Apertura standings. After a 2-0 home win over Olimpo de Bahía Blanca La Pincha have 25 points after ten matches. That gives them a five point lead over second place Arsenal de Sarandí, and with Newell's losing ground with the draw yesterday La Lepra are a full eight points back.

The point was enough to place La Lepra into the top five, but if both Vélez Sarsfield win or draw and River Plate win Newell's will drop back down to sixth. Not bad considering how the season started, but Quilmes was a team they should have been able to beat. The match was at home, Quilmes has yet to win a match, and the fact that it took last minute heroics from Peratta from taking three points...

Up next, it's off to Buenos Aires to face Banfield.

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