25 Jun 2012

Arsenal win first Argentine league title

12:18 pm on 25 June 2012

The Argentine football club Arsenal has won its first league championship after beating Belgrano 1-0 at home on the final day of the Clausura championship.

The modest club from the suburb of Sarandi in Avellaneda finished the 19-match championship with 38 points, two more than their closest challengers Tigre, who were held 2-2 at home by Independiente.

Title holders Boca Juniors, winners of the Apertura in the first half of the season, finished five points adrift along with All Boys, who beat them 3-1.

Tigre's point was enough to save them from a playoff with a team from the second division for their top flight survival. While vying for the championship, Tigre were dangerously low in the relegation standings, a separate table based on team's average points over the last three seasons.