Monday, December 1, 2008

Juan Roman Riquelme's Brace Keeps Boca on Top with 35 Points

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Juan Roman RiquelmeJuan Roman Riquelme scored twice to give Boca Juniors a 2-1 win over Racing Club and keep them top of the Argentine championship at the Bombonera stadium on Sunday.

Tigre moved into second place after coming from behind for a 3-1 win over River Plate who, incredibly, are bottom of the table.

San Lorenzo, previously second, dropped to fourth after their game against Huracan on Saturday was suspended by a torrential downpour in the 16th minute.

With two games to play, Boca lead the Apertura championship with 35 points from 17 games, two ahead of Tigre.

Riquelme opened the scoring with a 40th-minute penalty beating Pablo Migliore. Franco Sosa outjumped a group of Boca defenders to head Racing level in first-half stoppage time.

After becoming involved in an altercation with a supporter in the members' seats who apparently insulted him early in the second half, Riquelme volleyed the winner on the hour.

He then ran 50 metres to celebrate in front of the fan who became involved in a fight with other supporters around him.

Argentine Apertura Championship: Round 17 Results

November 28 (Friday)

Independiente 0 - 1 Banfield

Gimnasia de La Plata 1 - 0 Colon de Santa Fe

November 29 (Saturday)

Huracan 1 - 0 San Lorenzo (suspended)

Gimnasia de Jujuy 1 - 0 San Martin

Lanus 2 - 1 Arsenal de Sarandi

November 30 (Sunday)

Argentinos Juniors 0 - 0 Rosario Central

Tigre 3 - 1 River Plate

Boca Juniors 2 - 1 Racing Club

Newell's Old Boys 1 - 0 Velez Sarsfield

News Source: Reuters
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