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Wonder-goal takes Boca top (VIDEO)
by Ian Plenderleith, November 25th, 2008 7AM

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[ARGENTINA] Boca Juniors took over top spot in the Argentine league with just three rounds of the Apertura (opening) championship remaining, thanks to an incredible winning goal from Luciano Gabriel Figueroa in its 2-1 victory at San Martin Tucuman.

Just four minutes earlier, Tucuman's Raul Fernando Saavedra had equalized a first-half goal from Lucas Viatri with a ripping left foot shot that had looked like taking the goal of the day crown. But then Juan Roman Riquelme floated a free kick into the penalty area that Figueroa took on the volley with his back to goal, acrobatically smashing it in with his left foot (VIDEO: his goal comes at the video's five-minute mark).

Boca took advantage of defeats to nearest rival San Lorenzo, which crashed 3-1 at home to Lanus, and Tigre, beaten by the same scoreline at Estudiantes, for whom former Manchester United player and erstwhile D.C. United designated player target Juan Sebastian Veron scored the opening goal. Boca has 32 points, San Lorenzo and Tigre both 30 points, and Lanus is two points further back in fourth.

Reigning champion River Plate, after finally grabbing a win last weekend, went back to bottom spot after falling 2-1 at home to Argentinos Juniors. The league's strange system means that relegation is decided over three seasons, so the club is no danger of going down.

In this coming Sunday's game involving the top sides, Tigre hosts River Plate, Boca welcomes Racing Club, and San Lorenzo travels to Atletico Huracan.

Goals scored: 23 in 10 games (2.3 per game).

 

 



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