Argentine League Roundup, Feb. 14

BY foxsports • February 15, 2010

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.


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