River Plate fight back from 3-down to draw; Riquelme fires Boca to victory

River Plate 3 – Huracan 3 (Argentinean Apertura, November 9, 2008) Two goals from Hernan Barcos and one from Hugo Barrientes put Huracan 3-0 ahead after only 35 minutes at a stunned Monumental stadium. Matias Abelairas began the fight back with a free kick six minutes after the re-start, Radamel Falcao Garcia scored from a controversial penalty and Eduardo Tuzzio headed the equaliser in the 77th minute. It was River’s seventh draw in 14 games as they stayed bottom with 10 points, one behind Rosario Central.

Arsenal Sarandi 0 – Boca Juniors 1 (Argentinean Apertura, November 9, 2008) A brilliantly executed free-kick from Juan Roman Riquelme in second half injury-time was the difference as Boca claimed three precious points to go joint top.

San Martin 0 – Racing Club 2 (Argentinean Apertura, November 9, 2008)