Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
San Lorenzo tops Tigre in Apertura playoff opener
by Ian Plenderleith, December 18th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ARGENTINA] San Lorenzo beat CA Tigre, 2-1, Wednesday in the first of three games to decided the Argentine Apertura (opening championship).
 
San Lorenzo was 2-0 up inside 20 minutes on goals from Pablo Barrientos and Gonzalo Bergessio in a game played at the neutral Velez Sarsfield stadium. Tigre came back into the game when Liuni Lazzaro scored 15 minutes from time, but that was the end of the scoring.
 
There was still time for some chaos, though, with Tigre goalkeeper Daniel Islas red-carded for pushing Barrientos in the face close to the end of the game. The referee didn't see the incident, but one of his assistants did, and play was held up for several minutes of Tigre protest before Islas was dismissed. Tigre fans then showered the field with plastic seats, delaying the end for longer still.
 
Victory against Boca Juniors on Saturday will give San Lorenzo the title. A tie or a Boca win will the third game, between Boca and Tigre, will take place next Tuesday. Should the teams finish level on points, the title will be won by the team with the best goal difference.
 
Apertura Playoffs
Dec. 17: Tigre 1 San Lorenzo 2 (at Velez Sarsfield Stadium)
Dec. 20: San Lorenzo vs Boca Juniors (at Racing Club Stadium)
Dec. 23 (if necessary): Boca Juniors vs Tigre (at Racing Club Stadium)

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
The Good, The Bad and -- the Beyonce    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Fans and celebrities alike were treated to a fantastic UEFA Champions league game ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"First of all, we haven't won anything, so right now we don't stack up with anybody. ...
Report: Ownership group primed to buy LA team    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The ownership group that's almost certain to acquire Chivas USA from MLS and move ...
'Clinical' PSG punishes Barca weaknesses    
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] No Zlatan Ibrahimovic? No Thiago Silva? No problem for Paris St. Germain ...
USL PRO final outdraws college football in Sacramento    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Saturday's USL PRO final won by Sacramento Republic FC averaged a 1.6 ...
Klinsmann has lots of choices for October friendlies    
[USA MEN] The pair of international friendlies against Ecuador Oct. 10 and Honduras Oct. 14 should ...
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] Defending champion Notre Dame is back on top in the Soccer America Men's Top ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] Despite its 1-1 tie at Arizona State, defending champion UCLA held on to the ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives