Highlights: Argentine Primera División, Apertura 2010 - Fecha 15

Estudiantes are two points clear at the top after beating Huracán 2-0.
In the weekend's first fixture the Godoy Cruz scored a couple of long range goals against Banfield who only managed a consolation goal in the last minute of additional time. The Mendoza side are closing in on their first ever Copa Libertadores qualification in 2011 while Banfield will have to fight it out with Racing Club and Newell's for the other places.

Newell's Old Boys suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Primera División new boys All Boys,who are currently averaging 1.467 points per game. If they can maintain this kind of form they will easily avoid relegation.

With Newell's and Banfield losing Racing Club had a golden opportunity to leapfrog them into the Copa Libertadores places if they could beat bottom of the table Quilmes, however the game ended 1-1, with both sides missing glorious opportunities to win the game in the last couple of minutes.

Estudiantes cruised to a 2-0 win against Huracán, it should have been more but "Gata" Fernández wasted 2 glorious opportunities in the 59th and 60th minutes. The Early moments of the 2nd half were disrupted when the Huracán fans hurled dozens of flares onto the pitch. Title rivals Vélez faced a trip to La Plata on Sunday to play Gimnasia y Esgrima. Anyone would have expected Gimnasia to lose on purpose against Estudiantes' main title rivals given what happened back in 2007 when some Gimnasia fans made death threats against their own players in order to make them lose against Estudiantes' then title rivals Boca Juniors, however they ground out a 0-0 draw to allow Estudiantes to open a 2 point lead at the top of the table.

San Lorenzo and River Plate faced each other in a vital game for both clubs, San Lorenzo need to turn around their dismal run of form and River Plate needed to build on the momentum of their Superclásico win on Tuesday, a dismal 0-0 draw was the result, which leaves both teams in mid table obscurity after strong starts to the season.

Boca Juniors' interim manager Roberto Pompei faces Arsenal in his first game back in charge, the same opponents he faced in his first game as interim manager back in April 2010. By the time Sergio Aruajo scored his first ever goal for Boca they had gone 322 minutes without a goal. Arsenal equalised in the second half through Lisandro Lopez (no - not that one) before Boca's all time top scorer Martín Palermo hit the winner.

On Monday relegation strugglers Olimpo hosted reigning champions Argentinos Juniors, the game ended 1-1 meaning that Olimpo are unbeaten in 3 games for the first time this season. It could have been better for the team from the coastal town of Bahía Blanca, they led the game but an 81st minute bicycle kick from Franco Niell was enough to earn the champions a 1-1 draw.

Antonio Mohamed faced his first trip back to Colón since he abandoned the club to take over as manager of Independiente earlier this season. Maxi Velázquez opened the scoring with yet another powerful long range strike for the Avellaneda giants in the first half. In the 2nd half the home team had most of the best chances and Esteban Fuertes headed the equaliser. Colón would probably have won the game without the fine performance of Independiente goalkeeper Adrián Gabbarini.

In the last game of the weekend Tigre faced a trip to Lanús who were playing their first game under interim manager Gabriel Schürrer after Luis Zubeldía's resignation on the back of 4 straight defeats the previous week. Lanús won the game with two goals from Uruguayan Mario Regueiro and a helpful controversial red card against Claudio Pérez from the referee. Tigre manager Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was also sent off for complaining too much.

Godoy Cruz 2-1 Banfield
All Boys 2-0Newell's Old Boys
Estudiantes 2-0 Huracán
San Lorenzo 0-0 River Plate
Boca Juniors 2-1 Arsenal de Sarandí
Gimnasia La Plata 0-0 Vélez Sársfield
Racing Club 1-1 Quilmes
Olimpo 1-1 Argentinos Juniors
Colón 1-1 Independiente
Lanús 2-0 Tigre

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