Details of the 14th round of games in the Clausura 2011 tournament.
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On Friday night Godoy Cruz closed to within one point of the leaders with a 2-0 home win against Quilmes, Ruben Ramirez and Diego Villar scored the goals in the first half. The visitors never looked like the side that had recorded spectacular high scoring away wins against Vélez and Banfield in their two previos away games and consequently lost their five game unbeaten record and slipped back to averaging less than a point a game in the relegation table.
Claudio Graf and Alejandro Capurro scored the goals to give Gimnasia a 2-0 home win against Banfield ending a run of six home games against Banfield without a win or even a goal since they last won this fixture back in 2003. After 3 consecutive defeats Banfield have slipped down from 6th place after Fecha 11 down to 15th place after fecha 14.
Argentinos Juniors kept their faint title and Copa Sudamericana qualification hopes alive with a 1-2 away win against San Lorenzo. It was a high quality game featuring three quality goals in the first half. Emilio Hernández put Argentinos ahead after seven minutes by taking the ball past the keeper and lobbing it into the net. Leandro Romagnoli equalised for San Lorenzo with a cracking shot from outside the area but Germán Busualdo hit what turned out to be the winning goal in first half injury time.
All Boys took another step towards Primera División survival with a 1-0 win against Arsenal. Emmanuel Gigliotti scored the only goal of the game with a stunning long range strike.
Huracán stayed in deep relegation trouble after a 3-0 demolition by Colón in Santa Fe. Damián Diaz scored twice for the hosts either side of a goal for veteran striker and club legend Esteban Fuertes.
Racing Club managed a convincing 3-0 home win against bottom of the table Newell's Old Boys. Teó Gutíerrez bagged a couple of goals to join Tigre's Denis Straqualursi as the tournament's top goalscorer so far on nine.
On Sunday Estudiantes played their eleventh consecutive game without a win, only managing a 2-2 home draw against relegation threatened Tigre however they can take positives from the game having scored for the first time in six. Gata Fernández scored the opening goal with a cool penalty in first half injury time, Ramiro Leone equalised, Enzo Pérez put Estudiantes back in front but Mariano Echeverria equalised again to bag a valuable away point for Tigre.
Boca Juniors recorded a dominant 2-0 win in the Superclásico leaving River Plate perilously close to the relegation zone. Juan Pablo Carrizo scored an incredible own goal to put Boca ahead and Martín Palermo continued his rich goalscoring form with his 4th goal in 4 games to make it 2-0.
After River Plate's defeat Olimpo had the opportunity to climb out of the relegation table and close in on the leaders Vélez and Godoy Cruz but they didn't make the best of the chance losing 1-2 at home to Independiente. Facundo Parra scored the opening goal shortly after half time and man of the match Patricio Rodríguez secured the win for Independiente with a brilliant individual goal on the counter attack on 88 minutes. Substitute Juan Furch scored an injury time consolation goal for Olimpo but it was not enough.
In the last game of the weekend Lanús secured a vital 3-2 win against leaders Velez Sársfield to move up into 3rd position in the table. They had to come from behind twice after Davíd Ramírez scored first half goals for the visitors. Lucas Hoyos scored the first equaliser and Diego Valeri scored the second equaliser before half time. In the second half Silvio Romero scored the winning goal for the hosts to move them to within four points of the leaders and extend their unbeaten run to 8 games.
|Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)||2-0||Banfield|
|San Lorenzo||1-2||Argentionos Juniors|
|Racing Club||3-0||Newell's Old Boys|
|Boca Juniors||2-0||River Plate|
|16||Gimnasia (La Plata)||14||3||6||5||15||18||−3||15|
|20||Newell's Old Boys||14||2||2||10||13||30||−17||8|
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