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San Lorenzo beats Godoy Cruz, stays two points ahead of Boca

San Lorenzo beats Godoy Cruz, stays two points ahead of Boca

Andres Silvera scored twice and front-running San Lorenzo beat Godoy Cruz 2-1 Sunday to maintain a two-point lead over Boca Juniors after 11 rounds of the Argentine Clausura championship.
With eight rounds remaining, San Lorenzo improved to 28 points, while Boca kept pace with a 2-1 victory over Newell's Old Boys 2-1 in the weekend's other key match in Argentina's first division.
Silvera scored in the 14th and 73rd minutes. Diego Villar of Godoy Cruz had the temporary equalizer in the 40th minute at Godoy in the western city of Mendoza.
Elsewhere, Boca's Martin Palermo converted a penalty kick in the 63rd minute and Rodrigo Palacio added the insurance in the 81st minute off a cross from Morel Rodriguez.
Sebastian Arrieta earned Newell's consolation goal in the 90th minute.
Estudiantes, meanwhile, remained in third place six points off the lead after beating Gimnasia y Esgrima 2-1.
River Plate followed in fourth with 20 points after beating Banfield 2-1. Fernando Belluschi scored the winner for River in the 68th minute after Paulo Ferrari put River ahead with a 12th-minute penalty and Eduardo Tuzzio equalized with an own-goal in the 20th minute.
In other matches, Arsenal beat Gimnasia de Jujuy 1-0; Argentinos Juniors drew 1-1 with Colon of Santa Fe; Lanus and Quilmes were scoreless when a power outage in rain forced the match to be suspended in the ninth minute; and Nueva Chicago drew 0-0 with Independiente. Racing Club drew 3-3 with Belgrano of Cordoba; and Rosario Central beat Velez Sarsfield 2-0.


Updated : 2021-10-18 15:07 GMT+08:00