Santiago Silva’s second-half goal gave Banfield a 1-0 win over Huracan on Friday, moving the club back into first place in the Argentine Apertura tournament.
In the day’s other games, Racing defeated Tigre 1-0 and Godoy Cruz drew 1-1 with Rosario Central after a dramatic finish.
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Silva scored in the 69th minute after Huracan goalkeeper Gaston Monzon had made a save off a corner.
Banfield leads with 38 points after 17 matches. Newell’s Old Boys have 36 points and can reclaim the lead with a victory on Sunday against Arsenal.
Racing’s Sebastian Grazzini scored in the 69th minute to secure victory over Tigre.
Godoy Cruz snatched a point when Federico Higuain converted a penalty in the final minute of stoppage time. That came after Diego Bragheiri scored what appeared the winner for Rosario Central in the 90th minute.
In a match on Thursday, Estudiantes and Chacarita Juniors drew 0-0.
On Saturday it’s Argentinos Juniors vs. San Lorenzo, Atletico Tucuman vs. Colon and Boca Juniors vs. Independiente. On Sunday: Velez Sarsfield vs. River Plate, Newell’s Old Boys vs. Arsenal and Lanus vs. Gimnasia.