Gimnasia misses a chance to go top in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Gimnasia missed a chance to take over the top spot in the Argentine first division, drawing 0-0 on Sunday against Godoy Cruz.
That allowed Newell’s Old Boys to keep the top position following a 1-1 draw against Estudiantes on Saturday.
The big mover on Sunday was Colon, which defeated Rosario Central 2-1 to share second place with Gimnasia
Newell’s leads with 11 points from five matches, with Colon and Gimnasia on 10.
Boca Juniors improved to nine points after a 2-1 victory on Sunday against Velez Sarsfield.
Ribair Rodriguez and Nicolas Blandi scored for Boca. The match marked the return of midfielder Fernando Gago to Boca after playing for 6 1/2 years in Europe — mainly with Real Madrid, but also with Roma and Valencia.
“I feel very happy to be back,” Gago said. “I think we played a great game, a very serious game. We had a complete effort and I felt good playing. No problems.”
In other Saturday results: Tigre 0, Quilmes 1; All Boys 1, Racing Club 0.
On Monday, it’s: Arsenal vs. Argentinos Juniors, Belgrano vs. Atletico Rafaela, Lanus vs. Olimpo.