Lanus sink Boca Juniors, Banfield hold River Plate-Xinhua

Lanus sink Boca Juniors, Banfield hold River Plate

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-02-19 15:45:00

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Lanus rose to second in Group B of Argentina's Primera Division on Sunday with a 2-1 home victory over Boca Juniors.

Walter Bou opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he ran onto Raul Loaiza's long through ball and lashed a long-range shot into the bottom-left corner.

Augusto Lotti doubled the lead with a sliding effort from inside the six-yard box following Ramiro Carrera's cross from the right byline.

Boca reduced the deficit in the fifth minute of stoppage time through Lucas Blondel, who fired into the near corner after the Lanus defense failed to deal with Lautaro Blanco's long diagonal cross.

In Buenos Aires, Pablo Solari struck a 90th-minute equalizer as River Plate drew 1-1 at home to Banfield in a contest filled with late drama.

Braian Galvan broke the 0-0 deadlock in the 86th minute by combining with Bruno Sepulveda before hammering a left-footed finish past goalkeeper Franco Armani.

Solari put the hosts on level terms with a header into the bottom-left corner following Esequiel Barco's cross.

In other Primera Division fixtures on Sunday, Velez Sarsfield won 1-0 at home to Huracan and Independiente prevailed 2-0 at Instituto.