Argentina: Racing still searching for first win after loss at Newells; Velez win in controversial circumstances


Newells Old Boys 1 – Racing Club 0 (Apertura, October 27, 2009) Racing Club, waiting for the promised arrival of Lothar Matthaus as their new coach, lost 1-0 at Newell’s Old Boys on Tuesday to remain joint bottom in the Argentine championship.Central defender Juan Insaurralde poked the ball home in a goal-mouth melee in the 69th minute after a corner, lifting Newell’s to second in the Apertura standings.

Atletico Tucuman 1 – Velez Sarsfield 2 (Apertura, October 27, 2009) Velez won 2-1 at Atletico Tucuman with a Maxi Moralez penalty four minutes into stoppage time. Atletico, who had had the better of the game, were furious with the penalty decision, claiming Velez’s Rolando Zarate had dived, and remonstrated with referee Pablo Lunati, who was escorted off the pitch by riot police.

Godoy Cruz 1 – Estudiantes 2 (Apertura, October 27, 2009) Centre back Leandro Desabato scored the winner six minutes from time. Godoy Cruz had defender Leonardo Sigali sent off with two minutes left and team mate Carlos Valencia was also shown the red card three minutes into stoppage time.