River Plate, Boca Juniors flex muscles


BUENOS AIRES, March 13 (Xinhua) — Juan Fernando Quintero, Julian Alvarez and Enzo Fernandez all scored from the penalty spot as River Plate cruised to a 4-0 home win over Gimnasia in Argentina’s Primera Division on Sunday.

Fernandez and Alvarez gave the hosts a 2-0 lead at halftime before Quintero converted his attempt with 18 minutes remaining.

Braian Romero completed the rout with a close-range finish in stoppage time as River secured their fourth win in six matches this campaign.

Marcelo Gallardo’s men lead the 14-team Group A standings with 13 points, ahead of second-placed Union on goal difference. Gimnasia, meanwhile, are 11th, eight points further back.

Meanwhile, Boca Juniors rose to third in Group B after a second-half strike from Luis Advincula gave the Buenos Aires giants a 1-0 win at Estudiantes.

In other Primera Division fixtures on Sunday, Colon drew 1-1 at Lanus and Union clinched a 2-1 home victory over Banfield.


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