Sunday, March 11, 2007

River Plate: 2 - Arsenal: 1 - Torneo Clausura 2007

River won today vs. league leaders Arsenal. We started off winning with a goal by Paulo Ferrari, but Arsenal tied in the second half thanks to Llama. Despite dominating the match, "el millonario" could not find the 3 points. At 48 minutes of the second half, when it seemed as if it were all over, Ferrari gave a brilliant pass to Fernando Belluschi, who scored. With this result, we are 2nd on the league table with 12 points, just one behind San Lorenzo.

The Player Review -

Paulo Ferrari: Great game. Easily River's best player. If it wasn't for him, we wouldn't have won. He scored the first, and assisted in the second. Grande Paulo!!

Fernando Belluschi: He seemed lost throughout the match, but in the last few minutes he had three clear chances. The first two were stopped by Mario Cuenca, slowly transforming the goalkeeper into the player of the match. But in the last one, he managed to score and give River the win.

Nelson Rivas: Solid throughout the match. He continues being River's best defender in the tournament so far.

Victor Zapata: Poor game as usual. I only have one request: No more Zapata!

Ernesto Farias: Good game. He ran a lot and supported a lot to the attack. I wouldn't say he was thhhaaaaaatttt great, but he did good. Oh, and to top it off, he did a nice "cano" (through the legs) on an Arsenal defender.

Vamos River.. We are 1 point from the leaders now. On Thursday we face LDU in Quito, and if we win, we'll be up top in our group with 6 points.

*Note: Click on the player names highlighted in red (before the player review) to view the goals.

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