Details of the tenth round of games in the Clausura 2011 tournament.
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The first game of the round on Friday night featured the bottom two teams, who were both trapped in a dismal run of form. The home team Quilmes were without a win in their first nine games of the Clausura and Newell's Old Boys were without a win in their last 14 away games. Quilmes managed a 3-1 win to lift themselves off the bottom of the table but they are still miles adrift at the bottom of the relegation table. They can look to last season for inspiration, they didn't win any of their first 13 games in the Apertura but managed an impressive 13 points in their last six games, this time around they have nine games left to save themselves.
San Lorenzo dropped more points in a 1-1 draw against Lanús which looked like it was going to see them slip further adrift of the leaders however as things turned out a draw wasn't a bad result at all considering that they had lost all of their last five games against Lanús.
Racing Club took the spoils in the Avellaneda derby with a 2-0 win against Independiente. Gabriel Hauche put the hosts ahead in the first half and Teó Gutiérrez rediscovered his scoring touch in the 86th minute to make it 2-0. There was still time for Lucas Licht to get himself sent off late in the game.
All Boys are back in business after winning their second vital relegation six pointer in a week with a 3-1 win against Huracán. Cristián Fabbiani scored twice in the first 21 minutes before Huracán's goal machine Javier Cámpora pulled one back. Emmanuel Gigliotti secured the win with a penalty early in the second half.
Godoy Cruz put an end to the last unbeaten record in the Clausura with a 1-0 win against Argentinos Juniors. Diego Villar scored the only goal of the game after only two minutes and Godoy Cruz held on for a win that took them up to fifth in the table.
The first game on Sunday was a cracking encounter between Olimpo and Estudiantes. Former Estudiantes player Diego Gavilán put Olimpo ahead from the penalty spot to give them the half time lead. The home team went behind after an own goal from Marcelo Mosset and a great strike from Gata Fernández four minutes later. Néstor Bareiro earned Olimpo a deseved draw after Martín Rolle set him up with an excellent through ball.
The next between Boca Juniors and Tigre was even more exciting. Denis Straqualursi scored two first half headers and Tigre looked to be cruising to the win but Colazo and Riquelme hit two quickfire goals before half time. Straqualursi bagged his hat trick from the penalty spot to re-establish Tigre's lead but Clemente Rodriguez scored a spectacular equaliser to make the final score 3-3. Straqualursi is the stand alone top scorer with nine goals in ten games.
Colón pulled off the surprise result of the round by holding Vélez to a 1-1 draw which put an end to their own four game losing streak in home games and also ended Vélez Sársfield's five game winning streak. Iván Moreno y Fabbianesi put Colón ahead midway through the second half and defender Sebastián Dominguez scored the equaliser deep into injury time at the end of the game.
Gimnasia held league leaders River Plate to a 0-0 draw meaning that all of the top six sides drew their games in fecha 10 and River kept their one point lead at the top of the championship.
In the final game of Fecha 10 Banfield beat Arsenal 1-0 to move up to tenth in the table, only four points behind the leaders River Plate. Arsenal are down in 17th having only won two of their ten games.
|Quilmes||3-1||Newell's Old Boys|
|Godoy Cruz||1-0||Argentinos Juniors|
|Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)||0-0||River Plate|
|18||Gimnasia (La Plata)||10||2||4||4||9||13||−4||10|
|20||Newell's Old Boys||10||1||2||7||10||22||−12||5|
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