Velez still top after downing Godoy Cruz

Velez Sarsfield maintained top spot in Argentina’s Clausura

tournament with two games to play by beating Godoy Cruz 2-0 on

Monday.

Juan Manuel Martinez opened the scoring in the 65th minute,

cutting in from the left, beating two defenders in the penalty area

and then putting a 15-yard shot past the goalkeeper.

David Ramirez scored in the final minute to secure a vital three

points for the Buenos Aires club.

Velez improved to 33 points, one ahead of Lanus, which beat

Independiente on Monday. Godoy Cruz is on 28 points.