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River Plate strikes late to sink Independiente

08 Aug 2022, 16:30 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- A stoppage-time goal from Matias Suarez fired River Plate to a dramatic 1-0 away victory over Independiente in Argentina's Primera Division on Sunday.

Despite dominating possession, the visitors struggled for a cutting edge in the final third before Suarez broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute when he fired home from eight yards.

River is now seventh in the 28-team Primera Division standings with 18 points from 12 games, seven points behind leader Atletico Tucuman. Independiente is 25th with 11 points.

Earlier, Franco Cristaldo converted an 88th-minute penalty to give Huracan a 1-0 away win over Aldosivi.

In other matches on Sunday, Newell's Old Boys and Colon played out a goalless draw in Rosario and Estudiantes held host San Lorenzo to a 0-0 draw.

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