San Lorenzo fell this Sunday by 1-0 in his visit to central barracks and River Plate will be able to extend the advantage over their escort this Monday when they visit Vélez Sarsfield in one of the five matches that will end the eighteenth day of the Argentine Soccer Professional League Tournament.
With a solitary goal by Alexis Domínguez, Barracas Central handed San Lorenzo their third defeat in the tournament and left them at 35 points, five behind the leader River Plate, who this Monday will face Vélez Sarsfield as a visitor with the possibility of expanding this difference and take one more step towards the title.
Talleres de Córdoba, meanwhile, added a valuable 1-0 home win against Argentinos Juniors with a goal from Paraguayan Ramón Sosa to reach 34 points and ratify their status as third in the standings. Defensa y Justicia, meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Racing Club to finish fifth and leave Fernando Gago’s ‘Academia’ in the lower zone of the standings with just 19 points.
In another of the outstanding matches of the day, Boca Juniors recovered from their Copa Libertadores loss against Deportivo Pereira in Colombia, and achieved another victory in the ‘Bombonera’ for the local tournament: 1-0 against Tigre with another conquest by Miguel Ángel Merentiel.
In the fight to avoid relegation, on Friday Atlético Tucumán won 1-0 against Arsenal de Sarandí, on Saturday Gimnasia and Sarmiento sealed a goalless draw and Platense beat Belgrano de Córdoba 1-0 with just enough.
Finally, also on Saturday, Lanús achieved an agonizing 1-1 draw against Independiente in Avellaneda with a penalty converted by veteran scorer José Sand to level the goal that Martín Cauteruccio had achieved, one of the four scorers in the competition with ten targets.