Estudiantes win again, and River grab the points late on

Saturday’s Torneo Apertura matches were big ones, the first for the title race and the second for the relegation battle. Estudiantes de La Plata easily outclassed champions Argentinos Juniors, winning 3-1 in Quilmes with goals from Gastón Fernández, Maximiliano Núñez and Gabriel Mercado. A little later, River Plate turned in perhaps their most impressive performance yet under J.J. López, overturning a half-time deficit to claim a 2-1 away win over Colón. Erik Lamela got River’s equaliser at the end of a superb passing move, and Mariano Pavone grabbed the winner deep into stoppage time. You can see all Saturday’s goals right here.

Estudiantes de La Plata 3 – 1 Argentinos Juniors

Colón 1 – 2 River Plate

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