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Gimnasia misses a chance to go top in Argentina

September 1, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Gimnasia missed a chance to take over the top spot in the Argentine first division, drawing 0-0 on Sunday against Godoy Cruz.

That allowed Newell’s Old Boys to keep the top position following a 1-1 draw against Estudiantes on Saturday.

The big mover on Sunday was Colon, which defeated Rosario Central 2-1 to share second place with Gimnasia

Newell’s leads with 11 points from five matches, with Colon and Gimnasia on 10.

Boca Juniors improved to nine points after a 2-1 victory on Sunday against Velez Sarsfield.

Ribair Rodriguez and Nicolas Blandi scored for Boca. The match marked the return of midfielder Fernando Gago to Boca after playing for 6 1/2 years in Europe — mainly with Real Madrid, but also with Roma and Valencia.

“I feel very happy to be back,” Gago said. “I think we played a great game, a very serious game. We had a complete effort and I felt good playing. No problems.”

In other Saturday results: Tigre 0, Quilmes 1; All Boys 1, Racing Club 0.

On Monday, it’s: Arsenal vs. Argentinos Juniors, Belgrano vs. Atletico Rafaela, Lanus vs. Olimpo.