River squander two-goal lead against 10-man Colon, Boca start with a win

River Plate 2 – Colon 2 (Clausura, February 8, 2009) Gustavo Cabral headed the first in the 57th minute and Radamel Garcia Falcao turned in Mauro Rosales’s pass to double their lead 12 minutes later. Colon pulled one back when Alejandro Capurro scored with a swerving 30-yard shot in the 77th minute before Pablo Calandria equalised with another long-range shot in the second minute of injury-time.

Gimnasia Jujuy 1 – Boca Juniors 2 (Clausura, February 8, 2009) Ricardo Noir put Boca ahead in the 73rd minute. Lucas Viatri scored a second from Juan Roman Riquelme’s back-heeled pass 11 minutes later. Pablo Calandria pulled one back for the hosts to give Boca an uncomfortable final few minutes.

Independiente 0 – Velez Sarsfield 0 (Clausura, February 8, 2009)