Racing live to fight another day

Well all the praying to the virgin and various other, slightly non-authorised saints seems to have worked as Racing stayed in the Primera thanks to a horrendous miss by Belgrano.

Not that anything should be taken away from a gallant Racing. In front of a sold out Juan Domingo Perón stadium Racing were under enormous pressure. They needed a draw, but a great goal after 10 minutes by Maxi Moralez put them ahead. And this is why youshould never stand on the terrace in Argentina - just look at the surge from the crowd when the goal arrives.

Belgrano's Claudio Bustos managed to round the keeper in the second half but somehow tripped over the ball. And on 90-minutes the cafes ofBuenos Aires were packed with football fans awaiting the result. They might not have been fans, but as Racing are one of the largest teams in Argentina, everyone seems to be following their progress.

In fact it knocked Spain vs Germany off almost every screen in the city.

So after a fraught weekend of finals, the next season of Argentine football will take pretty much the same shape as the last one. The only difference is that Los Andes will take the place of San Martin.

The real question, though, is if Racing have it in them to stay up again next season.

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