Boca are Argentine League Champions


Boca Juniors have been crowned champions of Argentina for the 32nd time in their history after Banfield were defeated in their game on Tuesday.

Banfield lost their game to San Lorenzo by a lone goal which made it impossible for them to match the point haul of Boca Juniors, who are now five points ahead of the rest of the pack.
Boca Juniors under Guillermo Barros Schelotto have only lost three games in the league all season and this league title win takes them closer to the record of River Plate who have won the league 36 times.

Boca Juniors were spurred forward by goals from Dario Benedetto and Cristian Pavon who both scored eighteen and nine goals respectively in the league.

Carlos Tevez also contributed to the team’s success with five goals in the first half of the season before making the lucrative switch to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua last year.

San Lorenzo nicked the game against Banfield with a 56th-minute strike from Fernando Belluscgi, which ended their opponent’s league hopes.

Boca Juniors now have 59 points with two games left to play, Banfield is in second place with 54 points. The two leading teams are closely followed by River Plate with 52 points and San Lorenzo in fourth place with 52 points.

Boca (59 points) have two games to play, as do third-placed River (52), while Banfield (54) and San Lorenzo (52) have one each.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto First Boca Juniors Title

Boca Juniors legend Guillermo Barros now has his first Argentine title as a manager as he won the South American, Argentine and World Club titles with Boca Junior as a player. He also played in the MLS for Colombus Crew before hanging his boot. There are reports that he could move to the EPL this season.