Wins for River, Racing, Arsenal and Boca have implications in the title race and the relegation dogfight (VIDEO)


Riquelme snatches a late win for Boca

River Plate are alone at the top of the table thanks to their latest victory in El Monumental over Vélez Sarsfield. Teo Gutiérrez was able to pounce on a terrible blunder by Sebastián Sosa to earn the victory but the Colombian striker was later stretchered off with a nasty looking knee injury. With another defeat, Vélez have almost undoubtedly seen their title challenge ended and this fourth straight loss is the first time they have experienced such a run since 2003. Argentinos Juniors suffered a devastating defeat to Racing Club in La Paternal as their faint hopes of survival look all but extinguished. Rodrigo De Paul’s fine individual goal in the final minute earned Mostaza’s side all 3 points. Juan Roman Riquelme smashed in a wonderful 30-yard, injury time winner to earn Boca Juniors a 1-0 win against Tigre in Victoria and leave Fabián Alegre’s side nervously looking over the shoulder. Martin Palermo’s reign at Arsenal got off to a winning start as his side defeated Lanús in Sarandí. A Milton Caraglio brace and a late Diego Braghieri goal meant that Santiago Silva’s injury time goal was nothing more than a consolation and may have ended any hopes of lifting the Torneo Final trophy. Earlier, Colón picked up another point as they drew 0-0 with Belgrano and now find themselves just behind River at the top. WATCH ALL THE ACTION HERE….

Colón  0 – 0  Belgrano

Argentinos Juniors  0 – 1  Racing Club

Arsenal de Sarandí  3 – 1  Lanús

River Plate  1 – 0  Vélez Sarsfield

Tigre  0 – 1  Boca Juniors

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