River Plate 2 – Independiente 0 (Clausura, May 24, 2009) Diego Barrado put River ahead with a superb goal in the 29th minute, running from midfield before firing a 25-yard shot past Fabio Assman. Barrado also set up the second nine minutes later, providing the cross for Radamel Falcao Garcia to head the second. Garcia missed a penalty in the 59th minute, firing over the bar, and Independiente’s Daniel Montenegro had another penalty stopped by River goalkeeper Daniel Verga two minutes later.
Velez Sarsfield 2 – Boca Juniors 0 (Clausura, May 24, 2009) Hernan Lopez put Velez ahead in the 59th minute, pouncing for his ninth goal of the championship after Julio Cesar Caceres was slow to react to a ball headed into the Boca area. One minute later, Jonathan Cristaldo took advantage of more slack defending by Boca to sidefoot the second past Roberto Abbondanzieri. Boca had defender Juan Forlin sent off for a second bookable offence late in the game.
San Martin 0 – Gimnasia La Plata 1 (Clausura, May 24, 2009) Esteban Gonzalez netted the winner in the 37th minute.
Colon 0 – Racing Club 0 (Clausura, May 24, 2009)
Gremio 2 – Botafogo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009) Gremio gave former Sao Paulo and Peru coach Paulo Autuori a winning start thanks to second half goals from Jonas and Fabio Santos.
Palmeiras 0 – Sao Paulo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009) Palmeiras had Marcelo Ramos sent off for a second bookable offence in the 75th minute and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson was dismissed in stoppage time.
Santo Andre 1 – Flamengo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009) A Josiel brace secured Flamengo’s first win of the season.
Sport Recife 2 – Atletico Mineiro 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009) Atletico Mineiro’s Eder Luis scored a brilliant goal to set his team on their way to a 3-2 win at Sport Recife, picking up the ball in midfield and leaving four opponents in his wake before placing his shot past Magrao.
Avai 2 – Coritiba 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009)
Fluminense 1 – Santos 4 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009) Mariano gave Flu a ninth-minute lead at the Maracana but they fell apart after Mauricio Molina levelled with a free kick shortly before the break. Madson put Santos ahead early in the second half, rounding Fernando Henrique to score, before Kleber Pereira added two more in the last 10 minutes.
Atletico Paranaense 2 – Nautico 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 24, 2009) Wallyson scored twice to give the hosts a 2-0 halftime lead but Gladstone pulled one back at the start of the second half before Anderson Lessa scored twice to seal the points for Nautico.