Sunday, September 24, 2006

OK, Who Didn't Pick Up After Their Dog?

While Ricardo La Volpe was busy showing off his new leather loafers, his Boca Juniors side were giving him his first win in Argentina's Primera Division. Neri Cardozo scored the only goal in a rather dull affair, a match that Nueva Chicago will feel they should have gotten a result from. Either way, La Volpe gets to breathe easier now that his new team has bagged it's first victory and collected four points out of a possible six.

The most surprising result of the day has to be River Plate drawing at home to bottom feeder Colon de Santa Fe. Failure to add to their first half goal came back to haunt River as they let a completely dominated Colon side score in the 90th minute. My guess is that Daniel Passarella might have strained his vocal chords in the post-game locker room chat.

All of today's action leaves Boca at the top on nineteen points with a game in hand. River trail two points back while San Lorenzo is in third, three behind Boca. The place to be next week is the Bombonera as we get to see one of Argentina's most contentious derby matches, Boca versus Velez Sarsfield. The game has a good bit riding on it, Velez is only five back in fourth place.

Today in Argentina [ESPN Soccernet]


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