Argentine League Roundup, Mar. 14

Carlos Luna scored three goals Sunday as Tigre beat Boca Juniors

3-0 in the Argentine Clausura tournament.

Boca’s fierce rival River Plate won 2-0 at home against

Huracan, while Rosario Central beat San Lorenzo 1-0 and Argentinos

Juniors won 1-0 at Racing Club.

Boca, which has now gone seven games without winning and is

fourth from bottom of the Clausure league table, hosts River next

Sunday in Argentina’s “Super Clasico” derby match.

After nine matches, Independiente tops the standings with 20

points, two ahead of Godoy Cruz.

Luna opened the scoring for Tigre at home against Boca with a

diagonal shot from the left of the penalty area in the 11th minute.

A diving header gave Luna his second in the 44th minute and

the he completed the hat trick with a close-range shot off the

crossbar in the 78th.

Ezequiel Filippetto’s own goal gave River Plate the lead

against Huracan in the second minute. Gustavo Canales headed in at

the near post to seal the win in the 76th.

Milton Caraglio scored the only goal as Rosario Central had a

home win against San Lorenzo. Both clubs are in the bottom half of

the standings.

Nicolas Pavlovich arrived at the back post to score the

winner for Argentinos Juniors at Racing Club. Argentinos goalkeeper

Luis Ojeda saved a Claudio Yacob penalty in the 88th minute.

The win moved Argentinos up to seventh position, while Racing

stayed in 14th.

In results Friday and Saturday it was: Velez Sarsfield 1,

Lanus 0; Godoy Cruz 2, Atletico Tucuman 1; Chacarita Juniors 0,

Independiente 1; Colon de Santa Fe 1, Gimnasia La Plata 1;

Estudiantes La Plata 2, Newell’s Old Boys 0; Banfield 0, Arsenal de

Sarandi 0.