Defense and Justice, meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Racing Club
Lanús achieved an agonizing 1-1 draw against Independiente
San Lorenzo fell this Sunday 1-0 in his visit to Barracas Central 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 from Alexis Domínguez, Barracas Central gave San Lorenzo the third fall in the tournament and He left it 35 points five behind the leader River Plate, which this Monday will face Vélez Sarsfield as a visitor with the possibility of expanding this difference and taking 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 the 34-point mark and confirm his status as third in the standings.
Defense and Justice, meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Racing Club to stay in fifth place and leave Fernando Gago’s ‘Academy’ 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, andn 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 the longtime scorer José Sand to level the goal that Martín Cauteruccio had achieved, one of the four scorers in the competition with ten goals.
– Results of the 18th. working day:
. Friday 05/26: Atlético Tucumán 1-0 Arsenal.
. Saturday 05/27: Gymnastics 0-0 Sarmiento, Platense 1-0 Belgrano and Independiente 1-1 Lanús.
. Sunday 05/28: Barracas Central 1-0 San Lorenzo, Defensa y Justicia 1-1 Racing Club, Boca Juniors 1-0 Tigre, Talleres 1-0 Argentinos Juniors and Newell’s Old Boys 2-0 Godoy Cruz.
. Monday 05/29: Colón-Central Córdoba, Banfield-Rosario Central, Huracán-Unión, Instituto-Estudiantes and Vélez Sarsfield-River Plate.