Martinez nets brace as Racing breeze past Newell's-Xinhua

Martinez nets brace as Racing breeze past Newell's

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-02-13 14:32:15

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Adrian Martinez scored either side of halftime as Racing Club ended Newell's Old Boys' perfect start to the season with a 4-0 away victory in Argentina's Primera Division on Monday.

Facundo Mura gave the visitors the lead with a 26th-minute strike before Martinez doubled the advantage just before halftime.

Bruno Zuculini and Martinez put the result beyond doubt in the second half as Racing secured their third win of the campaign.

The Buenos Aires side now have 10 points from five outings and are third in Group B, two points behind leaders Godoy Cruz. Newell's dropped to second, trailing the Mendoza outfit on goal difference.

In Monday's only other Primera Division fixture, Santiago Rodriguez scored a late equalizer as Instituto earned a 2-2 home draw against Talleres Cordoba.