Palermo saves Boca; River held at home by Arsenal; Palmeiras sink Sao Paulo

Godoy Cruz 1 – Boca Juniors 1 (Clausura, February 21, 2010) Godoy Cruz went ahead in the 23rd minute with a goal by Federico Higuain, brother of the Real Madrid and Argentina striker Gonzalo. 36-year-old striker Martin Palermo earned Boca a point, meeting a cross with a fine header into the top corner for Boca’s 69th minute equaliser

River Plate 1 – Arsenal 1 (Clausura, February 21, 2010) Marcelo Gallardo scored from a free-kick in the 50th minute to help River Plate salvage a 1-1 draw with Arsenal. Arsenal opened the scoring via a Sergio Sena goal in the 40th.

Atletico Tucuman 1 – Argentinos Juniors 1 (Clausura, February 21, 2010)

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Palmeiras 2 – Sao Paulo 0 (Campeonato Paulista, February 21, 2010) Striker Robert scored both goals for the four-time national champion.

Mirassol 1 – Santos 2 (Campeonato Paulista, February 21, 2010)

Sao Caetano 1 – Mogi Mirim 0 (Campeonato Paulista, February 21, 2010)

Monte Azul 3 – Rio Claro 2 (Campeonato Paulista, February 21, 2010)

Bragantino 2 – Botafogo-SP 0 (Campeonato Paulista, February 21, 2010)

Vasco 0 – Botafogo 2 (Taca Guanabara, February 21, 2010) Sebastian “El Loco” Abreu and Fabio Ferreira scored second-half goals as Botafogo beat Vasco 2-0 on Sunday to win the Guanabara Cup, the first stage of the Rio de Janeiro state championship.


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