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Argentine Primera Division Wrap: Lanus drop points

30 April 2013 05:20

Lanus missed the chance to return to the top of the Argentine Primera Division on Monday when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Rafaela.

Newell's Old Boys had moved three points clear on top of the table thanks to their 4-3 victory over Racing Club on Sunday, but Lanus could have returned to the summit on goal difference with a win at home over Rafaelo.

It was not to be, however, with Rafaela's Jonathan Lopez scoring just before half-time to cancel out Carlos Izquierdoz's early opener for Lanus.

Newell's Old Boys, meanwhile, needed a 92nd-minute winner from Maximiliano Rodriguez to take the three points at home against Racing, who had a hat-trick from Luciano Vietto to thank for keeping them in the game.

The Old Boys lead the Primera Division by two points from Lanus, with River Plate – who drew 1-1 with Quilmes on Sunday – a further two points behind in third place.

In Saturday results, San Lorenzo drew 1-1 with Godoy Cruz, while Boca Juniors suffered another loss – their fourth of the campaign so far – 1-0 at Estudiantes to leave them third from the bottom after 11 games.

San Martin San Juan were 3-1 winners over Union Santa Fe, with substitute Claudio Riano scoring a late brace for the winners, and Colon were too good for Arsenal, winning 1-0.

Independiente defeated Argentinos Juniors 3-1 on Sunday, while on Monday All Boys climbed to eighth place with a 1-0 victory at Belgrano.

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +19 38
2 19 +6 35
3 19 +12 33
4 19 +10 32
5 19 +6 31
6 19 +7 29
7 19 +7 29
8 19 +3 29
9 19 +3 26
10 19 +1 23
11 19 -2 23
12 19 -1 22
13 19 -8 21
14 19 -2 20
15 19 -4 20
16 19 -9 20
17 19 -10 20
18 19 -8 18
19 19 -16 18
20 19 -14 17