Boca Juniors beat Quilmes

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:49 IST

Boca Juniors travelled to Quilmes looking for a good result to maintain their position at the top of the Argentine Apertura championship.

Boca Juniors beat Quilmes

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Boca Juniors travelled to Quilmes looking for a good result to maintain their position at the top of the Argentine Apertura championship. And they had little to worry about in what turned out to be a rather one sided match. Quilmes did make a bright start, but Boca were soon ahead when they were awarded a penalty after just 11 minutes. It was clearly the right decision from the referee, with defender Aldo Paredes clearly handling the ball in front of the goal. Martin Palermo stepped forward to convert the penalty kick and that gave the visiting side a one-nil lead. The former Villareal striker extended Boca's lead just before the break, thanks to a bicycle kick that deflected off a defender and into the back of the net. Any half-time team talk that Quilmes may have had proved fruitless and just eight minutes after the restart, Boca were three-nil ahead. This time midfielder Daniel Bilos made a surging run down the left, and then crossed to Rodrigo Palacio who easily headed the ball home. The situation then went from bad to worse for Quilmes - and for Paredes in particular. A dreadful tackle on Rodrigo Palacio ensured the defender - who earlier in the match had given away a penalty - was awarded a second yellow card and thereby a red, meaning the home side were now down to ten men. Boca were in total control now and celebrated their victory in style with their fourth goal with three minutes remaining in the match. Once again it was Palacio putting his name on the scoresheet thanks to a fine individual strike. 4-nil at the final whistle to the visitors, Quilmes had been easily outplayed. They now stand 14th in the standings with 10 points from nine games. For Boca however it was a fourth win in a row and they now stand top with 20 points from nine games, two points ahead of Argentinos Juniors and a further point in front of Velez Sarsfield and Banfield. (AP)

Topics : Football Argentina
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