Goals from Argentina & Brazil: Riquelme at the double for Boca; River sack coach after loss; Adriano wins the Fla-Flu derby

Boca Juniors 3 – Velez Sarsfield 2 (Apertura, October 4, 2009) Leandro Caruso had put Velez in front with goals in the 6th and 46th minutes, but Sebastian Battaglia drew Boca level for the first time in the 35th minute and Juan Roman Riquelme got a second equaliser in the 64th with a terrific strike. Martin Palermo scored a 73rd minute winner for Boca with an incredible 40-metre header that sent the home fans wild and was also his 200th goal for the club.

San Lorenzo 2 – River Plate 1 (Apertura, October 4, 2009) River took the lead on the 30-minute mark when Diego Buonanotte buried a penalty after San Lorenzo goalkeeper Pablo Migliore appeared to trip Daniel Villalba, but Leandro Romagnoli and Bernardo Romeo scored in the last ten minutes to give San Lorenzo a home win.

Gimnasia La Plata 2 – Chacarita Juniors 0 (Apertura, October 4, 2009) Juan Cuevas and Lucas Landa helped Gimnasia La Plata to the win over Chacarita Juniors.

Lanus 1 – Godoy Cruz 0 (Apertura, October 4, 2009) Santiago Hoyos sealed a win for Lanus over Godoy Cruz with a goal just before halftime.

***

Santos 1 – Palmeiras 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 4, 2009) Luizinho put Santos ahead in the second half, but goals from Diego Souza, Robert and Vagner Love gave Palmeiras the win.

Avai 2 – Cruzeiro 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 4, 2009)

Flamengo 2 – Fluminense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 4, 2009) Adriano scored twice in 12 minutes early in the second half to lift Flamengo, unbeaten in six matches, into sixth place and push their “Fla-Flu” derby rivals deeper into relegation danger.

Coritiba 2 – Internacional 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 4, 2009) Marcos Aurelio and Thiago Gentil scored both of Coritiba’s goals in the second half.

Gremio 3 – Sport Recife 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 4, 2009)

Goias 1 – Botafogo 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 4, 2009)