Apertura 2010: Huracán 0 – 1 River PlateBy: Christian | August 16th, 2010
Just my luck.
On a Sunday when River Plate post an impressive 1-0 victory over Huracán, TyC Sports, which shows most Primera games here in the States along with Fox Sports en Español, decides instead to show some basketball game between Argentina and Spain. Even the internet failed to provide my fix, as most streaming links I found online were either of low quality or simply failed to play. As a result, my only impression of the game came thanks to the TyC highlight show, Paso a Paso.
What I missed was a fine effort by los millonarios, and superb performances from veterans Ariel Ortega and Matías Almeyda. River were sharp with their passes, strong in defense, and overall, a much better side that played against Tigre last week. Facundo Affranchino had the games only goal in the 11th minute. The only negative was the sending off of Ortega in the 71st minute for an elbow to an opponent’s face, though replays showed that the contact was incidental and far from malicious.
So I’m bummed I missed the match, but no complaints from me about the outcome. Two games, six points – I’ll take that just fine, thank you very much. Next week, a huge home clásico against Independiente.
NOTE: There was an unfortunate point in the game where the referee had to stop play after hearing racist singing coming from the River section. I’m utterly disgusted to hear these kind of songs still being sung at games, even more so knowing that it came from River fans. It’s unfortunate that no one, not the club, the players, the fans, or the press, has come out against this. It’s an embarrassment to the club, and a blight on the world game. It should never happen, not at River Plate, not anywhere.