Details of the 13th round of games in the Clausura 2011 tournament.
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The first game of the fecha featured bottom of the table Newell's Old Boys and free scoring Mendoza outfit Godoy Cruz. Newell's slumped to yet another defeat as Godoy Cruz made up for their embarassing 1-4 home defeat to Arsenal the previous weekend. Leandro Sigali and Mariano Donda put the visitors two goals ahead in the first half. Leandro Velázquez hit an 89th minute to spark hopes of a late Newell's fightback but Carlos Sánchez bagged another goal for the visitors in injury time to seure a 1-3 win and the three points they needed in order to climb up into second place behind leaders Vélez.
The early kickoff on Saturday featured the two sides occupying the automatic relegation places. Quilmes had started the Clausura without a win in their opening nine games but three consecutive wins had raised their hopes of survival. Quilmes' opponents were Gimnasia who were playing their first game since the resignation of manager Angel Cappa. The game ended 2-2 which did neither side much good in their relegation battles. Pablo Velázquez opened the scoring for Quilmes but two awful defensive errors either side of half time gifted Gimnasia the lead. Enzo Kalinski scrambled an equaliser for the hosts to maintain their 5 game unbeaten run.
the next game featured Huracán and Olimpo, the two teams in the relegation playoff positions. The visitors Olimpo had the chance to go third with a win but Roberto Brum got himself sent off in the first half to make things more difficult. Diego Galván scored early in the first half for the ten men but Huracán's outstanding player in a terrible season Javier Cámpora equalised a few minutes later. The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Néstor Bareiro scored an injury time winner for Olimpo. there was still time for Alejandro Peña to get sent off before the end. Their 1-2 win meant that Olimpo climbed up to third in the table but still occupied the final relegation playoff place.
Tigre completely dominated their game against Colón winning 3-0 to end Colón's incredible unbeaten away record in the Clausura. Diego Morales scored a couple of goals either side of a header from the league top scorer Denis Straqualursi. The result shifted them further away from the relegation zone and helped them move up into the top half of the table and establish a positive goal difference too.
In the last game on Saturday Racing Club recorded a 1-2 win in Sarandí to end Arsenal's 8 game unbeaten run at home. Valentín Viola and Patricio Toranzo got the goals for the visitors and Gustavo Aluztiza pulled one back for Arsenal late in the game.
Estudiantes endured their 10th game without a win after a 0-0 draw with Lanús, who are now unbeaten in their last seven games. Mario Regueiro was sent of for the hosts after 64 minutes but Estudiantes could not take advantage and have now failed to score in five consecutive games.
Argentinos Juniors missed their chance to close in on the leaders losing 0-2 at home against Boca Juniors. The veteran pair Martín Palermo and Juan Román Riquelme bagged the goals in a complete reversal of the scoreline from back in the Apertura.
River Plate also failed to put pressure on Vélez with a 0-2 home defeat to All Boys. The result lifts all Boys well away from the relegation zone and leave River Plate 0.019 points above the relegation zone. Emmanuel Gigliotti scored in the first half and Juan Pablo Rodríguez secured the famous away win for All Boys win with a second goal on the counter attack from a River Plate corner kick deep into injury time.
In the last game on Sunday Independiente drew 1-1 with San Lorenzo. Facundo Parra opened the scoring for the hosts but Juan Manuel Sulgueiro equalised for San Lorenzo early in the second half.
In the last game of the round leaders Vélez Sársfield extended their lead at the top of the division to four points with a 2-0 win against Banfield.The visitors held out well and the game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw despite all of Vélez Sársfield's second half pressure unil Fabian Cubero scored in the 82nd minute. Davíd Ramírez bagged a second goal for Vélez in injury time to add some gloss to the scoreline.
|Newell's Old Boys||1-3||Godoy Cruz|
|Quilmes||2-2||Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)|
|Argentinos Juniors||0-2||Boca Juniors|
|River Plate||0-2||All Boys|
|18||Gimnasia (La Plata)||13||2||6||5||13||18||−5||12|
|20||Newell's Old Boys||13||2||2||9||13||27||−14||8|
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