In a one-one tie against Douglas Haig, el bichito de La Paternal was promoted back to Primera División.
In an uneventful one-one tie against Douglas Haig, Argentinos Juniors, led by Néstor “Pipo” Gorosito achieved enough points to become the first team promoted from the Zona A to Primera División in a group that, due to minimal differences in average points obtained, needed one more week compared to Zona B to define its promotions.
Led by Riquelme and Ledesma, the Paternal team led a string of good results after the departure of Claudio “Bichi” Borghi seven weeks ago in which an early goal by Christian Alvarez at the fifth minute with a strong shot within the area was all that was needed to secure promotion, whilst Rodrigo Cabalucci scored the oposition’s draw goal in a packed Diego Armando Maradona stadium in La Paternal.
Matías Caruzzo, captain in the 2010 title, assured that the merits of this promotion are mainly due to Bichi Borghi’s contribution, not to desmay his current manager.
Argentinos Juniors finished this campaign with thirty one points, the same as Colón de Santa Fé and San Martín de San Juan who were also promoted. Yet in the overall board Argentinos ended up third in the final week due to a goal difference of +3 (let’s bear in mind that in Argentina, when the number of points between the team is equal, the goal difference -in favor of each time- will be the one to define the final placement within the table.
Featured photo courtesy of Prensa Argentinos Juniors
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