Independent beat this Wednesday 1-0 to Boca Juniors and paved the way for River Plate towards the title of the Argentine tournament. A goal from Carlos Benavídez gave Red the victory and incidentally complicates the accounts of the Xeneize team to advance directly to the Copa Libertadores next year.
On the same day, Newell’s Old Boys defeated Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero 1-0 with a goal from Maxi Rodríguez, while Defense and Justice thrashed Atlético Tucumán 0-4 as a visitor, and Sarmiento equalized with Banfield 0- 0.
On Tuesday, at the beginning of the twenty-second day, Talleres de Córdoba lost 5-2 to Gimnasia in La Plata, and contributed to clear the way for River Plate, just with a draw against Racing Club, to seal in the Estadio Monumental the local title number 37, the first in the Gallardo era.
San Lorenzo suffered another defeat on Tuesday, that 2-0 against Aldosivi in Mar del Plate. Huracán beat Patronato 1-0, Velez Argentinos Juniors 2-0 and Estudiantes 1-3 Godoy Cruz in Mendoza.
Arsenal against Unión, Lanús against Platense and Colón against Rosario Central will complete this Thursday the day that can be devoted to River Plate at the expense of Racing.