Details of the sixth round of games in the Clausura 2011 tournament.
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Preview & Predictions
|Ezequiel Maggiolo had a legitimate goal incorrectly ruled offside|
but Olimpo still beat Boca Juniors for the first time ever.
Quilmes picked up their first point of the Clausura after a 1-1 home draw against Independiente. Facundo Parra converted a Jairo Castillo cross to put the visitors ahead halfway through the first half then Juan José Morales scored a second half equaliser with a great header for the home team. Independiente have now gone 23 away games in all competitions without registering a win.
Godoy Cruz put an end to their run of three consecutive home defeats with a 2-0 win against Lanús in a poor game, Lanús did get the ball in the net and it should have counted as Mauro Camoranesi's first strike for the club but it was incorrectly disallowed for offside.
In the next game All Boys lost 0-2 at home against Colón and by the end of the fecha they had slipped into the relegation zone. They really need to rediscover their brilliant home form from the Apertura if they are to survive their first season back at the highest level since 1980.
In the last game of the day Arsenal held River Plate to a 1-1 draw, both of the goals came early in the first half. Both of the goalkeepers put in good performances, the returning River Plate first choice keeper Juan Pablo Carrizo made some decent saves and Arsenal keeper Cristian Campestrini brilliantly saved a deflected shot in the last minute of the game. River have still not managed a win in Saradí since 2006.
In the early kick off on Sunday Argentinos Juniors earned a valuable 0-2 away win at Newell's Old Boys. Ciro Rius scored in the fifth minute, Newell's had a few decent opportunities but the Argentinos goalkeeper Nicolás Navarro put on a supremely confident display and never really looked like conceding. Mauro Bogado doubled Argentinos lead in the 79th minute and Argentinos climbed up to fifth in the table and remain the only unbeaten side in the Primera División.
After a recent history of violence around the Vélez Sársfield - San Lorenzo encounter both club presidents spoke out against violence before the game but it didn't make much difference. The San Lorenzo goalkeeper Pablo Migliori was hit by an object thrown by the Vélez fans in the early minutes of the game and the San Lorenzo fans started a riot after rumours that a 40 year old San Lorenzo supporter was beaten to death by police before the game. The San Lorenzo players appealed for calm but as the rioting continued meaning the referee Sergio Pezzotta had no choice but to suspend the match after only six minutes of play.
Estudiantes joined Racing Club on twelve points at the top of the table with a 0-1 win at El Cilindro. Estudiantes were slightly the better team in the first half but Racing were much improved in the second half creating a number of decent chances and having a legitimate and brilliantly taken Teó Gutierrez goal wrongly flagged offside. Racing bossed the second half but it was not as if Estudiantes were playing badly and they found the winning goal in the 84th minute courtesy of a fourth goal in two games for Hernán Rodrigo López, a brilliant chip to beat Racing goalkeeper De Olivera.
Olimpo made history in Sunday's late kickoff with a 0-2 win against Boca Juniors, the first time they have ever recorded a win at the Bombonera. The visitors from Bahía Blanca were the better team throughout and had a lovely goal from Maggiolo unfairly ruled offside in the early stages, had it counted he would be tournament top scorer with six goals in six games. Thankfully for everyone apart from the Boca faithful the bad call from the linesman didn't effect the result. Rolle scored with a brilliant control and finish on the run in the first half and substitute Furch secured the win with a header only minutes after coming on as a substitute for Maggiolo. Olimpo top the table with thirteen points from six games and have escaped the relegation places for the first time since they played Boca Juniors in the reverse fixture in September. Not only are the Aurinegro top of the table they are the highest scoring team in the division too with fourteen goals in their six games so far.
After Sunday's pair of poor decisions from linesmen referee Germán Delfino got in on the act with an atrocious decision in the relegation six pointer between Gimnasia and Tigre. With the game tied at 1-1 he decided to disallow a Galmarini goal for Tigre and send the player off for an imaginary deliberate handball, a double punishment for the visitors who went on to lose the game 2-1. Juan Neira was the hero for the home team with both the goals to take him level with top scorers Ezequiel Maggiolo, Teófilo Gutiérrez and Esteban Fuertes on five goals.
In the last game of round six Banfield missed the opportunity to join Olimpo as league leaders after letting a two goal home lead slip away against relegation strugglers Huracán. Things were looking good for Banfield after Jonathan Gómez and Cristian García scored two quickfire goals to establish the two goal lead but Rolando Zarate pulled one back before half time. The Huracán fans had to wait until the 85th minute to see their side equalise and the hero was Javier Cámpora who headed home his fourth goal of the season to earn El Globo their fourth draw in six games.
Fecha 6 featured several of the most controversial decisions of the season so far, the following video shows ESPN's top 10 controversies from the weekend and they don't even find space for the incorrectly disallowed goal for Maggiolo for Olimpo against Boca and the crazy disallowed goal and sending off of Galmarini for a handball he didn't commit.
|Arsenal Sarandí||1-1||River Plate|
|Newell's Old Boys||0-2||Argentinos Juniors|
|San Lorenzo||suspended||Vélez Sársfield|
|Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)||2-1||Tigre|
|12||Gimnasia (La Plata)||6||2||2||2||7||8||−1||8|
|19||Newell's Old Boys||6||1||1||4||6||13||−7||4|
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