Godoy Cruz, the big winners as River and Estudiantes fail to close the gap and Boca batter Arsenal (VIDEO)


Martin Palermo welcomed home in La Bombonera as Arsenal boss

Three games to play and it is advantage Gimnasia in the title race, albeit a very slight advantage, as Estudiantes and River Plate both dropped points. Estudiantes welcomed title chasing/relegation threatened Godoy Cruz to La Plata and despite having not lost for 11 matches, their serious lack of goals cost them dearly as Facundo Castillón stole all 3 points for the visitors late in the game. The result leaves Godoy Cruz just two points off the top but more importantly puts further distance between themselves and the drop zone while Estudiantes are now four off the pace. River Plate were held to a 1-1 draw in Bahía Blanca by Olimpo but remain well in the title race. Carlos Carbonero put River in front to the joy of a suspiciously large “neutral” section of fans but Pablo Lugüercio equalised before half time. Boca Juniors welcomed a very familiar face back to La Bombonera as Martin Palermo arrived as Arsenal boss but it wasn’t the best of days for the returning legend as Boca produced one of their best performances to record a deserved 4-2 win. Still unsure of his future with his contract expiring, Juan Román Riquelme gave a reminder of his importance, creating the opener for Cristian Erbes in the first minute and scoring from the spot. Nicolás Colazo and Emanuel Gigliotti added second half goals to render strikes from Mariano Echeverría and Julio Furch worthless. Finally, Lanús, despite their Libertadores commitments, remain the dark horses for the title with another home win. Santiago Silva’s header was enough to see off All Boys, who could now join Argentinos in the Nacional B next weekend. Lanús have a game in hand at home to Tigre on Wednesday which could see them just two points behind leaders, Gimnasia before they meet on Sunday. WATCH ALL THE GOALS….

Estudiantes  0 – 1  Godoy Cruz

Lanús  1 – 0  All Boys

Boca Juniors  4 – 2  Arsenal de Sarandí

Olimpo  1 – 1  River Plate

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