Boca Juniors didn't look great in their first match of the new Argentine Primera season, but two moments of brilliance helped them to an easy win over relegation favorites Olimpo at La Bombanera. Elsewhere, Lanus looked very much like title contenders in a crushing victory over San Lorenzo.
Boca Juniors 2-0 Olimpo
Olimpo got off to an absolutely brilliant start in this match, creating a shot on target in the first 15 seconds. Unfortunately for them, that was the best that it would get. The Boca Juniors midfield looked poor in the early going while Juan Roman Riquelme struggled to impose himself on the game. That was, until he set up the opening goal. In the 40th minute, Roman hit a beautiful chip to Pablo Mouche, who headed down for Dario Cvitanich. Boca's leading scorer from the Apertura punched it in, giving his team the lead.
Boca weren't a whole lot better in the second half, but found another goal in similar fashion, through the brilliance of Riquelme. He played a fantastic through ball into the box for Mouche, who took a low shot that was saved by Matías Ibáñez. He gave up a rebound, though, and Mouche didn't miss his second chance.
Lanus 4-1 San Lorenzo
Lanus were slightly disappointing in their last tournament but look good for a title challenge on this performance. At the same time, San Lorenzo don't look like they'll be able to play themselves out of the relegation places. Their set piece defending, in particular, was abysmal. Diego Braghieri and Matias Fritzler both scored from set pieces in the first 15 minutes, and Mariano Pavone added a third in the 25th minute. The former River man would make it a brace in the 49th minute, sealing the win for his side.
Carlos Bueno scored for San Lorenzo on his debut, netting in the 58th minute, but his team never had a shot at mounting a comeback. They lost their cool late, and had both Nicolas Bianchi and Fernando Meza sent off near the end of the match.