River Plate won 0-2 as a visitor to Cordoba workshops in a key duel that confirmed him at the top of the standings and allowed him to extend his advantage over his rival to seven points, after completing the seventeenth day of the Argentine championship.
With goals from Paraguayan Robert Rojas and Braian Romero, the ‘Millionaire’ prevailed over his guard at the Mario Kempes stadium despite playing the match with one less player from minute 7 due to the early expulsion of youth midfielder Felipe Peña Biafore.
In this way, Marcelo Gallardo’s team reached 39 points out of 51 possible and is heading towards the first local tournament title in the successful era of the coach, which includes, among other titles, two Libertadores Cups (2015 and 2018).
In a great show of soccer authority, River defeated a Talleres that arrived in need of a victory to reduce the advantage with the seven days remaining for the end of the gaucho tournament.
The third place remains for now for Boca Juniors and Lanús, after their respective wins on Wednesday against Godoy Cruz (2-1) and San Lorenzo (1-3), to total 30 points and be nine behind the ‘Millionaire’.
Boca won with goals from Colombian Frank Fabra and youthful Luis Vázquez, to reverse an initial disadvantage after Tomás Badaloni’s early goal. The same happened for Lanús, which after Andrés Herrera’s initial goal for San Lorenzo prevailed with the three conquests of Lautaro Acosta, Pedro De la Vega and Ángel González.
This new defeat of San Lorenzo put an end to the cycle of Uruguayan Paolo Montero, who after this fall left his position in a day that also marked the goodbye of Javier Sanguinetti de Banfield, after the 1-4 defeat against Huracán. In this way, in the Argentine tournament 14 coaches have left their position of 26 teams.
In other results of this seventeenth day, Independiente drew 1-1 with Sarmiento de Junín on Thursday, the same result that Racing Club repeated on Tuesday with Unión in Santa Fe, while Vélez Sarsfield on Tuesday won 1- 2 against Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero.