Boca Juniors beat Barracas Central 1-3 away on Sunday and became leader of the 2022 Argentine soccer league, while River plate celebrated its first victory in the tournament by beating Unión de Santa Fe 1-5.
The Xeneize got a solid victory over Barracas Central with goals from Colombian Sebastián Villa (41), who stamped the ball in the left corner with a right cross, Guillermo Pol Fernández (58) after an assist from coffee grower Frank Fabra , and Exequiel Zeballos (68), after a great pass from Villa.
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Neri Bandiera (45+1), with a header, signaled the discount of the modest Barracas Central, which ended the game with ten players due to the expulsion of Dylan Glaby (59).
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With this result, Boca has 9 points and for the moment leads the table, ahead of Estudiantes, Platense and Newell's Old Boys (7), who still have to play their respective matches on this date on Monday.
River left the losing streak with a win
For his part, River, who had gone almost 300 minutes without scoring, got rid of the losing streak with a furious match, in which he recovered the lost forcefulness and achieved a historic win, since he had never scored five goals against Unión in Santa Fe.
Braian Romero (16), Enzo Fernández (58), Julián Álvarez (72 and 90+4) and Agustín Palavecino (87) scored the goals for River and Mariano Peralta Bauer (78) discounted for those led by the Uruguayan Gustavo Munúa.
“We needed the victory because we came from three difficult games. We had to be forceful, which was what we needed to be on the right track. We already generated the goal chances, but we had to put them in. In past games we couldn't, and this time we did,” remarked Julián Álvarez, who is about to emigrate to Manchester City.
Other results of the day in Argentina
Banfield garnered three valuable points from his excursion to the Tigre field, which he beat 1-0 with a goal by Jesús Dátolo (82), a result that leaves the 'Drill' well positioned.
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Lanús also celebrated, getting its first victory of the championship by beating Colón 1-0 at home with goal by Lautaro Acosta (85), to get out of the last positions and despite playing a good time with 10 due to the expulsion of Alexander Bernabei (68).In addition, Huracán and Atlético Tucumán shared points in a 0-0 discreet development .
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