Argentine League Roundup, Feb. 14

Velez Sarsfield held on for a scoreless draw at home against San

Lorenzo to retain the lead of the Argentine Clausura in the fourth

Round on Sunday.

Boca Juniors also played out a 0-0 draw against bottom club

Atletico Tucuman. Christian Chavez hit the crossbar for Boca in the

84th minute, but Atletico Tucuman held on for a point to aid its

fight against relegation.

Also Sunday, Independiente had a 3-2 win at home against

Estudiantes. River Plate travels to Colon de Santa Fe later Sunday.

Nestor Silvera gave Independiente the lead against

Estudiantes, applying the finish to Federico Mancuello’s pass in

the 44th minute. Dario Gandin gave the home side a two-goal lead

with a left-footed strike in the 57th.

Estudiantes hit back with goals from Maximiliano Nunez in the

59th and Jeronimo Neumann in the 72nd, but Independiente took all

three points when Ignacio Piatti negotiated the ball past two

defenders in the box to score the winner in the 79th.

The results so far mean Velez Sarsfield remains ahead of

Independiente and Godoy Cruz in the standings on goal difference.

In other results Friday and Saturday it was: Rosario Central

1, Chacarita Juniors 1; Arsenal de Sarandi 0, Tigre 2; Banfield 2,

Lanus 0; Huracan 0, Godoy Cruz 0; and Gimnasia La Plata 1; Racing

Club 0.

The round finishes Monday with Argentinos Juniors hosting

Newell’s Old Boys in a mid-table match.