The Clausura race in Argentina is heating up

BOCA JUNIORS - RIVER PLATE

After the weekend which marked a matchday of the biggest derbies in the Argentine Primera Division the race for the Clausura title is heating up and expect a battle till the last matchday.The Argentine Primera Division which is the highest division in Argentine football like in other leagues of Latin America is divided in the Apertura and Clausura tournaments which separate champions are crowned as the champions of the Argentine Primera Division.The main event of the last weekend derbies was the Superclasico between the biggest clubs in Argentina-Boca Juniors and River Plate,before the Superclasico it seemed that the Xenezeis are heading towards their 32nd title,but their biggest rivals had different plans at the Superclasico at the legendary La Bombonera.The Millionarios defeated the Xeneizes 3-1 at the La Bombonera which marked their first victory on the Xeneizes home ground since 2014 when was the last victory at the La Bombonera for the Millionarios and with that we have a real race in the Clausura title since River has a game in hand to play and with a win they can be a point behind the Xeneizes.Meanwhile the defeat at the Superclasico has hurt the chanches of the Xeneizes to win the Clausura and it has three long years passed since they won a title in the Primera besides Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s men are still in the lead with 49 points there is a danger of losing the title race.

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Another club which is hoping to win the Clausura is San Lorenzo,the club from the Nuevo Gasometro which won the 2014 Copa Libertadores has been waiting for four long years to win the Primera since the 2013 Inicial tournament and last weekend the Cuervos which are Pope Francis’s favorite club faced their rival Huracan at the El Palacio where they won with a single goal scored by Marcos Angeleri.With that the Cuervos are still second three points behind the Xeneizes but expect since River Plate has a game in hand to play that the Cuervos will drop into third and at the beginning of June the Cuervos face the Millionarios in one of the biggest matches of the season at the Nuevo Gasometro which will probably decide the course of the season for both clubs.

But by far the biggest loser of the weekend was Newell’s Old Boys,which is the club which produced the likes of Maxi Rodriguez,Gabriel Batistuta,Ever Banega,Gabriel Heinze,Mauricio Pochettino,Marcelo Bielsa and most notably Leo Messi hasn0t won a title since the 2013 Final tournament and had a pretty decent run of seven unbeaten matches where they collected 17 out of 21 points until their defeat at home against Independiente two weeks ago,last weekend the Leprosos played in the Clasico Rosarino against their biggest rivals Rosario Central which they are suffering a title drought which lasts for the last 30 years when the last time they won a title in the Primera Division.so it was a all or nothing for the Leprosos to keep alive the hopes of the 2017 Clausura title.But for a second consecutive match at their home ground the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa thing didn’t go well for the Leprosos which lost the match 3-1 and probably ended their title challenge since this weekend are traveling to the La Bombonera to face the Xeneizes which are looking to rebound from their defeat in the Superclasico against River Plate.

The last weekend which was the weekend of derbies has altered the Clausura title race which was seen safe for Boca Juniors which are still in the pole position for the Clausura title,but their defeat against River Plate in the Superclasico has given their competitors another chance to get close and we can expect a race to the end where everything is possible.

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