Mon, 29 Nov 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Federico Mancuello and Juan Martin Lucero scored either side of half-time as Velez Sarsfield rose to third in Argentina's Primera Division standings on Tuesday with a 2-1 win away to Central Cordoba.

Mancuello struck with a 29th-minute header before Silvio Martinez equalized with a long-range effort just before half-time.

Lucero restore the visitors' lead just after the hour mark by heading home after Mancuello's precise cross.

Velez now have seven wins from 17 matches and trail leaders River Plate by eight points. Central Cordoba are last in the 26-team standings with 12 points.

In other Primera Division fixtures on Tuesday, Rosario Central drew 1-1 at Platense, Union Santa Fe were held to a 1-1 draw by Racing Club and Defensa y Justicia drew 3-3 at Patronato.

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