Details of the 17th round of games in the Clausura 2011 tournament.
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|Juan Manuel Martínez scored the first goal|
in Vélez Sársfield's crucial 2-0 win against Godoy Cruz.
All Boys missed the chance to make their Primera División survival absolutely certain going down to a 3-1 away defeat at Banfield. The teams traded a goal apiece in the first seven minutes but Banfield had to wait until late in the second half to secure the win with strikes from Marcelo Bustamante and Gabriel Mendez.
The Newell's Old Boys vs San Lorenzo clash was suspended after the Newell's barras reportedly fired gunshots at the Rosario police.
Quilmes only retain the slightest possibility of avoiding automatic relegation after they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors. The home side were two goals ahead looking good at half time after an own goal from Matías Caruzzo and a dismal defensive error gifted former River player Danilo Gerlo the second but Martín Palermo hit a stunning long range strike on 63 minutes, his 6th goal in 7 games and Cristian Chávez equalised four minutes later with another cracking goal. The draw left Quilmes needing to win both of their remaining games to avoid relegation and also utterly dependent on poor results from Gimnasia and Huracán.
Gimnasia seemed to edge slightly closer to avoiding automatic relegation with a 0-0 draw against Racing Club but in the following game Huracán recorded their first victory in 10 games with a 3-2 win against Tigre to leapfrog Gimnasia and move out of the automatic relegation places. The game was played behind closed doors after the disgraceful antics from the Huracán fans in their last home game. Javier Cámpora bagged a couple of goals to move into joint first position in the topscorers table alongside Tigre's Denis Straqualursi.
River Plate could only manage a 1-1 draw with Colón meaning that they are one place above the relegation places and the most likely to drop into the relegation zone if Olimpo manage to win their next fixture. Esteban Fuertes scored the opening goal for Colón on 57 minutes and River had to wait until 8 minutes from time for Leandro Caruso to score the equaliser.
Monday night's "entertainment" kicked off with a 0-0 draw between Argentinos Juniors and Estudiantes. The featured few good goalscoring opportunitie and was of a surprisingly poor standard considering both of these sides are hoping to represent Argentina in the Copa Sudamericana later this year.
Vélez Sársfield kept the leadership of the Clausura with a 2-0 home win against Godoy Cruz, a result which just about eliminates the Mendoza outfit from the title race. The leaders had to wait until well into the second half before Juan Manuel Martínez put them in front with a blistering strike. The game remained finely balanced until Davíd Ramírez secured the win with an injury time second aginst his former club.
Lanús kept themselves within one point of the leaders with a hard fought 1-2 away win at Independiente and are now the only realistic title rivals for Vélez.Diego Valeri put the visitors ahead early in the first half but Lanús had to wait until the 74th minute for substitute Mario Reguiero to score their vital second goal. Independiente rallied with an 80th minute strike from Maxi Velazquez but Lanús hung on for the win.
|Newell's Old Boys||suspended||San Lorenzo|
|Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)||0-0||Racing Club|
|Vélez Sársfield||2-0||Godoy Cruz|
|18||Gimnasia (La Plata)||17||3||8||6||17||22||−5||17|
|20||Newell's Old Boys||16||3||2||11||14||31||−17||11|
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