Newell’s Old Boys drew 0-0 for the second game in a row as rivals Banfield took a point back to the capital in Maxi Rodríguez’s final game as a professional.
Newell’s fans filled the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa for Maxi’s last dance and the 40-year-old icon started the game up front and as captain. He had a very promising chance to open the scoring on 37 minutes when he was played through by Cacciabue but Banfield keeper Cambeses saved well.
Cambeses would be the hero of the match from a Banfield point of view, saving a penalty from Fernando Belluschi in the 92nd minute after Belluschi himself was taken down in the box.
Maxi, who started his career at Newell’s in 1999, was taken off to a standing ovation in the 11th minute of the second-half, a nod to the number 11 shirt which he wore throughout his career with La Lepra.
Watch the highlights of the match below.