Buenos Aires, April 16. River Plate cemented their leadership by beating Newell’s Old Boys 0-1 this Sunday at the last minute, with a game that started in their goal and ended in the rivals’ goal, while Avellaneda’s classic between Independiente and Racing ended in a draw (1-1) on the twelfth day of the Argentine Professional Football League tournament.

For 90 minutes, the ‘Millionaires’ and the ‘Lepers’ played an agonizing game, neither could raise their heads, every play that could lead to danger was uprooted with a lot of friction between the two teams.

The only clear chance that those led by Martín Demichelis could take advantage of was a counterattack born from a free kick by Newell, cleared by the fists of goalkeeper Franco Armani and at the feet of striker Matías Suárez, who started to run on the wing of the field.

The ‘Lepra’ defense tried to block the way, but Suárez kicked a long ball towards his team-mate Ezequiel Barco, who welcomed the ball and played short for the striker, Pablo Solari, positioned on the right side, disorienting the rival goalkeeper who left the goal empty.

Another of the matches was the draw between Independiente and Racing, in Ricardo Zielinski’s debut as ‘Red’ coach, where VAR was the protagonist.

Independiente’s Uruguayan striker Martín Cauteruccio managed to open the scoring 20 minutes into the first half with a shot into the bottom left corner, but before the end of the first half the referee awarded a penalty, confirmed by the video assistant referee, which favored Racing. .

Paraguayan midfielder, Matías Rojas was responsible for leveling the game for ‘La Academia’, and for the second half both clubs slowed play and remained on the defensive.

On the other hand, San Lorenzo could not break Talleres de Córdoba, which made it difficult on every occasion to play at home, the debacle ended in a goalless draw.

Vélez and Barracas Central and Unión against Tigre are also tied scoreless, the day will end this Monday, where the duels of Rosario Central – Atlético Tucumán and Godoy Cruz – Lanús will stand out, the ‘garnet’ and the Rosario have chances of get closer to the leader.

– Results of the 12th. Business day:

. Saturday 15/04: Defensa y Justicia 1-0 Instituto, Boca Juniors 0-1 Estudiantes, Huracán 0-0 Argentinos Juniors and Gimnasia 0-2 Belgrano.

. Sunday 16/04: Vélez 0-0 Barracas Central, Unión 0-0 Tigre, Newell’s 0-1 River Plate and Talleres 0-0 San Lorenzo.

. Monday 17/04: Platense – Colón, Banfield – Central Córdoba, Sarmiento – Arsenal, Godoy Cruz – Lanús and Atlético Tucuman – Rosario Central. ECE


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