Boca clear in Argentina after Racing draw
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Boca Juniors went one point clear at the top of the Argentine championship by drawing 0-0 at Racing Club on Wednesday in a match postponed from its original date because of a row over hooliganism.
Boca, who rarely troubled Racing Club goalkeeper Gustavo Campagnuolo, have 29 points from 12 games, one more than Estudiantes and River Plate who have each played a game more.
Boca's unconvincing performance came during a troubled week in which players have reportedly been unhappy at the tactics of coach Ricardo La Volpe.
The match had been due to be played on Oct. 22 but was called off 48 hours beforehand when the Buenos Aires provincial government said they would not provide policing for the game.
The decision came as a response to a court ruling allowing the leaders of a Boca supporters club known as La 12 to go to the game despite a Racing ban.
The judge involved later stepped down from the case and the Boca fans involved said they would not go to the game.
Facundo Sava and Gonzalo Bergessio both squandered good chances as Racing enjoyed the better of the first half.
Boca continued to be pushed onto the back foot after halftime and Paraguay goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla made good saves to deny Facundo Sava, on two occasions, and Bergessio.
Boca play their other game in hand next Wednesday when they complete their match away to Gimnasia-La Plata.
The original game in September was abandoned at halftime by referee Daniel Gimenez, who said he was threatened in his dressing room by Gimnasia president Juan Jose Munoz.
The troubled championship has also seen two matches called off by crowd violence and one postponed half an hour before the scheduled kick-off because of a floodlight failure.