Mon, 26 Sep 2022

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Cristian Menendez scored twice and was sent off as Atletico Tucuman remained top of Argentina's Primera Division standings with a 2-1 away win over Argentinos Juniors on Monday.

The veteran forward netted in the 29th and 38th minutes before David Zalazar pulled a goal back for the hosts in second-half stoppage time.

Menendez went from hero to villain in the 72nd minute when he was shown a second yellow card for a bad challenge on Miguel Torren.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, the visitors held on to end a four-game winless run and stay two points clear of second-placed Gimnasia in the 28-team standings. Argentinos Juniors are eighth with 30 points from 20 games.

In other Primera Division fixtures on Monday, Boca Juniors were held to a goalless home draw by Huracan, Defensa y Justicia won 2-1 at Estudiantes and Independiente prevailed 1-0 at Union Santa Fe.

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