Boca Juniors come from behind to keep pressure on leaders


BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) — Colombian left-back Frank Fabra and 20-year-old striker Luis Vazquez scored first-half goals as Boca Juniors recovered from an early deficit to beat Godoy Cruz 2-1 in Argentina’s Primera Division on Wednesday.

Tomas Badaloni gave the visitors the lead in the 10th minute at La Bombonera when he headed in after a cross from Valentin Burgoa.

Boca equalized in the 38th minute courtesy of Fabra, who ran onto a Juan Ramirez through-ball and fired home from an acute angle on the left to the bottom-left corner.

Luis Vazquez put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time with a low finish to the bottom-right corner following Augstin Almendra’s pass.

The result leaves Boca third in the 26-team standings, six points behind leaders River Plate. Godoy Cruz are 12th, seven points further back.

In other Primera Division games on Wednesday, Gimnasia won 1-0 at Arsenal Sarandi, Lanus prevailed 3-1 over San Lorenzo, Estudiantes were held to a 1-1 home draw by Atletico Tucuman and Huracan cruised to a 4-1 home victory over Banfield.



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