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Boca Juniors slip to 10th in Argentine standings

September 9, 2013

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Boca Juniors slipped to 10th place in Argentina’s first division — four points from the lead — after losing 3-0 to Olimpo on Sunday.

Argentinos Juniors leads the standings after six rounds of matches of the Torneo Inicial tournament following its 1-0 win Saturday against All Boys. River Plate trails by six points in 13th after Sunday’s convincing 3-0 defeat of Tigre.

In Sunday’s other games, Arsenal won 1-0 against Quilmes to take second place and San Lorenzo overcame Rosario 2-0 to move into third.

In Saturday’s matches, Estudiantes drew 1-1 against Belgrano, Godoy Cruz won 1-0 against Colon, Rafaela defeated Gimnasia 2-1 and Racing drew 1-1 with Lanus.

On Friday, Velez overcame Newell’s Old Boys 3-0.

Martin Perez Guedes opened the scoring for Olimpo in the 7th minute, finishing at the near post after a deflected shot rolled into his path. Agustin Vuletich extended the lead in the 70th from close range, with Perez Guedes completing the scoring with his second shortly after.

Osvaldo Noe netted from two yards (meters) in the 29th for Argentinos after a right wing cross was flicked on and he found himself in front of an open goal.

All Boys had Roberto Battion sent off in the 62nd, when he picked up his second yellow card in four minutes.

River Plate won for the first time in four matches in a dominant display against Tigre after Manuel Lanzini opened the scoring less than a minute after halftime.

Giovanni Simeone pounced on a defensive error to add River’s second in the 63rd, before Lanzini wrapped up the scoring two minutes later.

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