River Plate are up 1-0 on Godoy Cruz at halftime from Estadio Monumental, but that's not the real story right now in Argentina, incredibly. Despite the fact that there's a very good match going on between two teams at the top half of the table, the real drama is taking place on another side of town at Estadio José Amalfitani, where Velez Sarsfield, the Clausura's leaders, are down 3-1 to Quilmes, one of the worst teams in the division.
Inexplicably, substitute Pablo Vasquez scored twice in two minutes in the second half for Quilmes, as the Velez defense completely fell apart. Meanwhile, Estudiantes La Plata have fallen 2-0 to Colon, and the former leaders have now completely lost touch with the front of the pack.
That result means that, if the result at the Monumental holds, River Plate will pass Velez and go to the top of the table after this week's action. Based on their first half play, there's no reason that they shouldn't. Godoy Cruz haven't looked that potent going forward, and their defense was poor on Jonathan Maidana's goal. Diego Buonanotte provided a nice assist with a floating cross across the box, and despite the fact that he didn't direct his header well, Maidana managed to hit the back of the net. It was a well set up goal, despite the poor defense, and River look like they might have another goal in them.