Boca held by Atlético Rafaela, Huracán earn useful point away to Estudiantes & San Martín see off Belgrano (VIDEO)


Boca Juniors hadn’t won in Rafaela for 13 years but after last weekend’s draw with Patronato, most assumed Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side would end that run on Sunday to regain their grip on the title race. However, another below-par performance could muster only a point for the league leaders and saw their lead at the top cut to only three points.

It could have been worse for Boca as Emiliano Romero clattered the crossbar with a fierce long range effort late on but the match ended goalless, leaving survival still a long way off for Atlético and Boca in need of a rapid upturn in form.

Earlier in La Plata, Estudiantes were unable to really put pressure on Boca after drawing 1-1 with Huracán. Matías Aguirregaray poked El Pincha ahead shortly after half time after a woefully defended set-piece but Mariano González equalised almost immediately and Marcos Díaz then produced a number of outstanding saves to keep the visitors level.

In San Juan, San Martín piled further misery on Belgrano with a 2-1 win despite ending the game with ten men after Maximiliano Lugo’s 74th-minute red card.

Two swift second half goals from Gustavo Villarruel and Joaquín Molina put the home side in control and although Fernando Márquez pulled one back 20 minutes from time, El Pirata couldn’t find another.

Estudiantes  1 – 1  Huracán

Atlético de Rafaela  0 – 0  Boca Juniors

San Martín  2 – 1  Belgrano

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