Argentine League Roundup, Sep. 18

BY foxsports • September 19, 2010

Arsenal and Velez Sarsfield missed the chance to take an overnight lead of the Argentine Apertura tournament Saturday after sharing a scoreless draw to leave San Lorenzo atop the standings.

San Lorenzo rallied for a 3-1 win at home over Olimpo earlier Saturday with goals from Cristian Tula, Jonathan Bottinelli and Diego Rivero. David Vega opened the scoring for Olimpo, which finished with ten men.

The results left San Lorenzo leading the standings by a point from Velez Sarsfield, with Arsenal a further point back.

Also Saturday, Quilmes drew 2-2 with Argentinos Juniors and Tigre won 2-1 at Godoy Cruz.

Matches continue Sunday, when either Estudiantes, which travels to All Boys, or River Plate, which visits Newell's Old Boys, could take over the lead. Banfield takes on Independiente and Boca Juniors meets Colon in Sunday's other matches.

On Friday, Gimnasia had a 3-0 home win against Huracan, while Racing Club thrashed Lanus 4-0 at home.

In Saturday's early match, David Vega opened the scoring for newly promoted Olimpo against San Lorenzo in the 13th minute.

San Lorenzo drew level before half time with a goal from Cristian Tula in the 31st minute and pulled away in the second half.

Jonathan Bottinelli gave the home team the lead in the 63rd minute and Diego Rivero made the game safe with a third in the 80th after Olimpo's Marcelo Mosset was sent off.

Also Saturday, Quilmes had two men sent off and conceded a last-gasp equalizer in a 2-2 home draw with defending champion Argentinos Juniors.

Argentinos, still looking for its first win after losing a glut of players following last season's surprise title triumph, took the lead through Juan Sabia just after half time.

Charles Aranguiz was sent off for Quilmes two minutes later, but the home side pulled level through Diego Torres in the 63rd minute.

Quilmes was then reduced to nine men with the expulsion of Santiago Hirsig in the 76th minute, but took a shock lead when Juan Morales scored two minutes later.

As the final whistle neared, Nicolas Berardo saved Argentinos' blushes with a stoppage-time equalizer.

Elsewhere, Denis Stracqualursi and Claudio Perez scored second-half goals to give Tigre a win at Godoy Cruz.

Godoy Cruz had taken the lead through David Ospina's goal in the 17th minute.

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