River Plate thrashed Argentinos Juniors 3-0 this Monday for the eighteenth date, took advantage of the draw of its escort Talleres and stretched its advantage as leader of the 2021 Argentine soccer tournament to nine points.
At the Monumental stadium and to the delight of its thousands of followers, the team with the red band flourished against Argentinos, whom they surpassed by a wide margin in the game and in the result.
Bruno Zuculini (27) opened the account with a bomb from 30 meters that shook the crossbar and stung behind the sentence line, then Julián Álvarez (57) increased after an assist from Braian Romero, and a minute later, it was Romero himself (58) who scored in a similar play in which Álvarez returned courtesies and assisted to leave him alone with the empty goal.
In this way, River reached 42 points and, with seven games ahead, took nine points away from the second, Talleres (33), and eleven from the third, Vélez and Lanús (31), in a flight to the crown. that doesn’t seem to have a brake.
Supported in an increasingly firm structure, Marcelo Gallardo’s team advances with a devastating pace, with an undefeated that extended to thirteen games, but with a remarkable mark of eight consecutive wins that allowed them to take a shocking distance.
Previously, Lanús and Talleres, second and fourth in the championship, equaled 3-3 in a spectacular duel from start to finish, although the result has not been of much use to the two, who moved further away from the leader.
In one of the best matches of the championship, Talleres won before half an hour with goals from Uruguayan Michael Santos (10, from penalty, and 18) and Carlos Auzqui (27, from penalty), but the team led by Charrúa Alexander ‘Cacique’ Medina could not keep the difference and Lanús tied it with goals from José Manuel López (32 and 51) and José Sand (85).
At the close of the date, on Monday night, Independiente was rediscovered with victory after five games by defeating Unión de Santa Fe 1-0 with a bomb at the angle of Braian Martínez in the 72nd minute.
In Mar del Plata (south), Aldosivi celebrated his second victory with Martín Palermo as driver and left Arsenal at the bottom of the table, which he beat 2-1 with goals from Leandro Maciel (25) and Gastón Lodico (89) , while Bruno Sepúlveda (31) discounted for the loser.
Sarmiento added three points to increase his average and stretched Newell’s crisis, which he defeated 2-1 with cries from his battering rams Jonathan Torres (34) and Luciano Gondou (68), while Maximiliano Comba (55) scored for Rosario. .
Atlético Tucumán and Patronato, both with an irregular campaign, equaled 2-2 in the north in a very entertaining duel, with doubles by Ramiro Carrera (18 and 48) for the ‘Dean’, and by Uruguayan Sebastián Sosa Sánchez (43 and 77) for the red and black of Paraná. (AFP)
These are the results for the eighteenth date:
Gymnastics-Central Córdoba 2-2
Defense and Justice-Platense 2-1
Rosario Central-Racing 2-1
Godoy Cruz-Banfield 2-1
Hurricane-San Lorenzo 2-1
Velez Sarsfield-Boca 2-0
Atlético Tucumán-Board 2-2
River-Argentinos Juniors 3-0