River Plate beat Racing Club; Arsenal down Atletico Tucuman

River Plate 2 – Racing Club 0 (Argentinean Apertura, December 10, 2009) First half goals from Diego Buonanotte (penalty) and Matias Abelairas (fine free-kick) gave River the victory.

Arsenal Sarandi 2 – Atletico Tucuman 0 (Argentinean Apertura, December 10, 2009)


Monterrey 4 – Cruz Azul 3 (Mexican Apertura championship final first leg, December 10, 2009) The home side came back from 3-1 down to take a first leg lead. An og from Emanuel Villa gave Monterrey the lead but Christian Riveros bagged two goals and Villa made up for his og with a goal at the right end to give Cruz Azul a half-time lead. Humberto Suazo got Monterrey’s second and fourth with Sergio Santana also scoring in a frenzied second period.