Gymnastics and Fencing from La Plata, Argentine Juniors Y racing club reduced this Thursday the distance with the leader Atletico Tucuman after their respective wins against Unión (0-2), Estudiantes (1-0) and Banfield (0-2), at the close of the fourteenth round of the Argentine Professional League Tournament.
Gimnasia prevailed with authority in Santa Fe by 0-2 against Unión with goals from Leonardo Morales and Franco Soldano to add 28 points and stay one behind Atlético Tucumán, who yesterday drew goalless in their visit to Tigre.
Argentinos, meanwhile, reached 26 points after beating Estudiantes 1-0 with goals from Thiago Nuss, while Racing Club won 0-2 against Banfield with goals from Matías Rojas and Tomás Chancalay to reach 24 points and match the line of Huracán and Godoy Cruz.
River Plate and Boca Juniors had given up points this Wednesday by registering goalless draws against Arsenal as a visitor and Rosario Central as local, respectively. River could not add three to equal 0-0 in Sarandí against Arsenal, in a result that left the Millionaire with 22 points, seven behind the leader Atlético Tucumán.
In the last shift on Wednesday, before a full Bombonera, Boca Juniors could not go from equality to 0-0 in a match that had two penalties saved: first from Agustín Rossi to Gaspar Servio and then from Servio himself before Guillermo’s shot Paul Fernandez.
After the result, which included the visit of Carlos Tevez as coach of Rosario Central to the Boca Juniors stadium, Xeneize was left with 20 points.
Newell’s beat bottom team Lanús
In the fourth and final game this Wednesday, Newell’s Old Boys beat bottom side Lanús by winning 2-0 with goals from Franco Ortellado, an own goal, and Guillermo Balzi, despite finishing with ten players after the expulsion of Nazareno Funez . With this victory, the Rosario team also reached 20 points, while Garnet added its ninth setback and is still in the bottom with just seven.
The day began on Tuesday with the 1-2 victory away from Godoy Cruz against Sarmiento in Junín, the 3-0 thrashing of Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero against Colón -where coach Sergio Rondina was dismissed-, the San Lorenzo won 2-0 against Platense and Independiente drew 1-1 with Huracán.
In the remaining matches this Thursday, Barracas Central won 3-1 against Defensa y Justicia, Aldosivi defeated Vélez Sarsfield 3-2, while Talleres and Patronato sealed a 3-3 draw.