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Hello! Stop writing all those November events in your agenda for a moment, your weekend sport roundup has arrived:

  • No other place to start than with Boca Juniors winning the league title with a 1-0 win over Tigre at La Bombonera, winning its first league trophy in four years, prompting wild celebrations across the country.
Photo via Infobae.
Photo via Infobae.
  • Title rivals Rosario Central rested key players Marco Ruben and Marcelo Larrondo and was defeated 2-1 by Banfield. On-loan River Plate striker Gio Simeone scored Banfield’s opener with a header, before Claudio Villagra added a second. Franco Niell’s acrobatic left-footed volley proved to be a simple consolation goal for Central, who now turns its attention towards the Copa Argentina final against Boca tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
  • San Lorenzo overtook Rosario Central to move into second place with a 2-0 win over Temperley. The excitement came at the beginning (well, eight minutes in) and the end of the match, with goals from Martín Cauteruccio and Nicolás Blandi. San Lorenzo coach Edgardo Bauza was managing his last game at El Nuevo Gasómetro and received a huge ovation from the crowd at the end of the match.
  • At the other end of the table, Nueva Chicago kept its survival dream alive as it made it four wins in a row to beat Sarmiento 2-1. Next Monday Chicago faces a must-win game against Quilmes, although it may not be enough. Both Huracán and Temperley are currently three points ahead of Chicago, so the Mataderos club still faces an uphill battle to complete an epic survival. Colón de Santa Fe guaranteed its Primera División status after beating Godoy Cruz 3-1 in Mendoza.
  • On Friday evening, Argentina played its last game in the Rugby World Cup, losing the bronze medal match to South Africa 24-13, but nobody really cares because the Pumas still had an outstanding tournament. Even finishing fourth represents a fantastic achievement for Daniel Hourcade’s team. The Pumas returned to Argentina last night and were greeted at the airport by over 300 adoring fans and well wishers.
  • Argentina plays Brazil next Thursday at El Monumental, and injuries have forced coach Gerardo Martino to make two changes to his squad. Defenders Ezequiel Garay and Pablo Zabaleta have been replaced by two Argentine-based players: Boca Juniors’ Gino Peruzzi and River Plate’s Jonathan Maidana.
Photo via Infobae.
Photo via Infobae.
  • Shout out to Crucero del Norte as it made it 15 out of 15 in away matches this season. Unfortunately, that’s 15 defeats, after the Misiones club lost 3-0 to Racing thanks to a brace from Diego Milito and a goal from Leandro Grimi. Racing coach Diego Cocca was taking charge of his last game at El Cilindro and, just like Bauza at San Lorenzo, was given a fantastic reception from the Racing fans.
  • River Plate grabbed a 1-0 win over Vélez Sarsfield thanks to a goal from striker Lucas Alario, who came off the bench to score the winner on his first match back from injury.
  • Independiente capped a bad week by losing 1-0 in Mar del Plata to Aldosivi on Sunday night, three days after crashing out of the Copa Sudamericana in Colombia.
  • That’s it for this week, guys. The aforementioned Copa Argentina final between Rosario Central and Boca Juniors takes place in Córdoba tomorrow night at 9:10 PM and on Thursday night the all-Argentine semi-final of the Copa Sudamericana sees River Plate take on Huracán from 8:45 PM.