Velez Sarsfield go top in Argentina as River are held & Boca lose; Corinthians win the Paulista championship

River Plate 2 – Gimnasia La Plata 2 (Clausura, April 12, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) The visitors went into the break ahead after a straight forward strike from Roberto Sosa, but River responded with goals from Mauro Diaz and Diego Barrado in the second half. Juan Cuevas snatched Gimnasia a well-deserved point from the penalty spot with twenty minutes from time.

Estudiantes 1 – Boca Juniors 0 (Clausura, April 12, 2009) Estudiantes won the match thanks to a brilliant free-kick from Gaston Fernandez two minutes before the break.

San Lorenzo 0 – Velez Sarsfield 1 (Clausura, April 12, 2009) The only goal came five minutes before halftime when Rodrigo Lopez won and converted a penalty for table-toppers Velez.

Rosario Central 0 – Racing Club 1 (Clausura, April 12, 2009) Racing Club moved out of the relegation zone after winning away to fellow strugglers Rosario Central with a Franco Sosa free-kick.

Banfield 0 – San Martin 0 (Clausura, April 11, 2009)


Corinthians 2 – Sao Paulo 1 (Paulista Final, April 12, 2009) Miranda put Sao Paulo ahead with a 25th minute header but Elias equalised four minutes later. Sao Paulo defender Andre Dias was sent off 11 minutes into the second half and Corinthians took advantage of the extra man to grab a late winner through Cristian’s long-range strike in injury time.