Monday, March 31, 2008

River Plate: 1 - Arsenal: 0 - Torneo Clausura 2008

River Plate defeated Arsenal de Sarandi yesterday, leaving "los Millonarios" alone at the top of the table. The final score was 1-0, with Rodrigo Archubi scoring the only goal of the night. Despite that, River failed to impress a single spectator who witnessed the match.

The game was slow, with neither of the two sides looking to bring something new to the pitch and defer from each other. Diego Buonanotte and Alexis Sanchez -the two usual electrifying players- made their attempts to improve the game quality, but both failed to complete their jukes and plays. Meanwhile, Ariel Ortega, Radamel Falcao Garcia, Augusto Fernandez, Oscar Ahumada, Gustavo Cabral, and Eduardo Tuzzio all watched the match from the sidelines (all but Ortega were injured). As if that weren't enough, Mauro Rosales was injured after 10 minutes of game time, forcing him to abandon the field and make room for a teammate.

Fortunately enough, the player that took over Rosales' spot was Archubi. Thanks to the ex-Lanus player we weren't left with yet another boring 0-0 vs. Arsenal (the first and second legs of the Copa Sudamericana 2007 brought us this result).

But Archubi shouldn't be the only player to be thanked for the three points: Goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo had another fantastic game and was once again the hero on the pitch. With this clean sheet, he continues a great run of not receiving goals in 7 of the 8 matches played in the Clausura.

Unfortunately, more action happened in the stands on the field. The neverending war between different groups of hooligans continued at Velez's stadium (the game was played there due to a multi-day concert taking place in the Monumental). A group known as La Banda de Gonzalo (fraction corresponding to ex-Los Borrachos del Tablon leader Adrian Rousseau) clashed with "los del Oeste" (group that ruled before Adrian and Alan's era) causing panic and havoc in the stands. The fight was actually much more brutal than some imagine. The final result? Several people injured, and many others arrested. But the question is why did all this happen? It seemed somewhat inevitable, but where were the 700+ policemen who were payed to keep the fans safe? Innocent fans -including children and women- were present at the stadium and shouldn't have to be part of all this. This needs to come to an end. No to violence, yes to football.

4 comments:

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Es la primera vez despues de muchos
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Mr. Clipping (LA TRADICIONAL) said...

En un foro riverplatense se dio una idea de que se haga una manifestacion a la casa de Aguilar, llevar banderas, remeras negras y preparar varios cantos encontra de el y toda la dirigencia, la idea es no dejarlo dormir, no dejarlo comer tranquilo, no dejarlo ir a comprar, nisiquiera dejarlo ir a cagar en paz. Se sabe que en el partido contra Tigre se hara una queja pero la idea es de ir a la casa. Muchos dicen que la casa esta custodiada pero la idea no es de ir a entrar a matarlo, sino que no dejarle hacer nada. Nose la idea esta, nose si se hara o no solo fue la idea de un hincha VERDADERO de River. Por otro lado otra idea que tambien dejo un hincha VERDADERO de river es que no entremos mas a la popular que dejemos a los barra bravas solos asi se dan cuenta que no los queremos mas en la cancha. (esta idea a nosotros no nos parece bien por que sin duda, la popular es donde esta la fiesta pero bue, opinen ustedes).
Publicado en El lugar de River y
reproducido por Mr. Clipping en
tradicionalriver.blog.spot

Locoxriver said...

Eso es demasiado. Yo aguanto a LBDT no solo por la fiesta, las banderas, y los bombos, pero tambien por todo lo que le brindaron a la hinchada de River cuando jugamos en el exterior. O ya se olvidaron de quien salvo a los hinchas inocentes en Montevideo contra Nacional y Asuncion contra Liberta? Solo doy un par de ejemplos, pero hay varios otros casos.

Eso si, se les esta yendo la mando, y la violencia NO tendria que ocurrir NUNCA en las tribunas - llenas de gente grande, mujeres, y chicos. NO A LA VIOLENCIA, SI A LA FIESTA.

JUSTICIA X GONZALO ACRO Y EMA ALVAREZ.

Saludos,
Gonzalo

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