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Atletico blows chance to top table

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Atletico Rafaela missed the chance to claim top spot in the Apertura table with a 3-1 defeat at home to Independiente.

Two goals in as many minutes from Leonel Nunez (21) and Brian Nieva (22) put the visitors in the driving seat and, although Alexis Castro halved the deficit after 62 minutes, a last-minute goal from Osmar Ferreyra made sure of the win.

Atletico remain one point behind leaders Boca Juniors and have been joined on 16 points by Racing Club, who were 1-0 winners over Newell's Old Boys thanks to Teofilo Gutierrez's seventh-minute strike.

Lanus were held to a goalless draw at Belgrano Cordoba and lie fourth, a point further back.

A last-gasp goal from Juan Salgueiro snatched a 2-1 victory for San Lorenzo at Velez Sarsfield.

The home side went in front after 37 minutes through Augusto Fernandez, but Enzo Kalinski equalised four minutes after the interval before substitute Salgueiro completed the comeback.

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