Estudiantes de la Plata is the new champion of the Apertura Tournament
Argentina, December 12, 2010
When Estudiantes was tying with Arsenal, while Velez was fulfilling its part of beating Racing, Rodrigo Lopez appeared in the second half to score the two goals that eventually gave the championship to the team from La Plata without depending on other results.
In the first half, the first 15 minutes were all for Estudiantes, who dominated the ball, the game and had more clear chances to score. But after the first quarter of an hour, the euphoria of the beginning, with which the fans were excited, faded and Arsenal balanced the game.
The first half ended with a few chances from outside the area for both teams, and fans waited for the second time, hoping that his team will at least score once and avoid a playoff game with Velez, that was winning 1-0 against Racing with a goal scored by Martinez.
In the second half Estudiantes played with the same decision that it had the first 15 minutes of the first half, and so exceeded Arsenal, which could not achieve a collective game and could not dispel the constant attacks created between Veron, who then left the field due to pain in a muscle, Fernandez, Enzo Pérez Benítez, Rojo and Mercado.
When the future looked black, Lopez entered the stadium, and gave further impetus to the attacks. So in a corner, he connected the ball with a header and no one touched it, although it seemed that the goal was scored by Fernandez, putting the 1-0. The fans celebrated, being a step from the championship.
Arsenal didn’t do much to scare Estudiantes, but Velez, through a free kick of Morales scored the 2-0 and assured the victory, so they had to avoid the tie.
Finally, at 42 minutes, near the end, Lopez again connected with a great header a center and sealed the 2-0 victory of Estudiantes de la Plata.
With the result, the new champion reached 45 units, while Velez, despite having left everything in the field, finished with 43. Estudiantes is the new champion of the Apertura Tournament and the Argentine football, deservedly.