Monday, February 18, 2008

Newell's Old Boys: 0 - River Plate: 0 - Torneo Clausura 2008

River Plate finished the second round of the Torneo Clausura 2008 with a total of 4 of a possible 6 points. After defeating Gimnasia (JJ) last week, we tied 0-0 in a rather unimpressive match vs. Newell's Old Boys.

Although there were slight improvements as compared to our loss vs. San Martin in the Copa Libertadores, the team still failed to impress fans and has yet to succeed in portraying Diego Simeone's offensive tactics.

Both teams had a few good opportunities here and there, but the best player of the match was Juan Pablo Carrizo. The goalkeeper made several incredible saves (literally) and avoided a defeat to the hands of the "Leprosos". Our most interesting opportunities, meanwhile, were at times saved by Justo Villar (Newell's' goalkeeper), the goal post (on Cristian Villagra's shot), and the referree (who did not call a penalty against Sebastian Abreu -pictured above-).

Next week we must face San Lorenzo. The team will finally receive some rest, after having played three games this week following a tough pre-season. Hopefully this leads to some much needed improvement and three more points.


Paulo Moreira said...

mala suerte para River desta vez..
pero contra san lorenzo vamos a ganar


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Paulo Moreira said...

gracias :)