Liga Profesional: Racing beat Tucumán as Title Race Intensifies

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Tragedy in the last round saw a fan killed as police clashed with fans at the Gimnasia vs Boca Juniors game. Fecha 24 solemnly returned, with Boca assuming their new position as league leaders. Racing defeated Atlético Tucumán, whilst River Plate entered the title race conversation.

It’s the business end of the season now, as just five points separate first from sixth place. The title could go to a number of teams.

Boca go top

Boca Juniors extended their undefeated run to 12 games as they defeated Aldosivi 2-1 at La Bombonera.

Martin Payero gave the home side the lead in the 11th minute when he latched onto a mix-up in the Aldosivi defence and curled his finish past their goalkeeper Jose Devecchi.

However, an equaliser came just five minutes later as Francisco Cerro’s cross was looped into the net from a header from Nicolas Valentini.

Los Xeneize’s winner came in added time in the first half, as a Luca Langoni squared pass led to Dario Benedetto tapping into an empty net.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – OCTOBER 09 (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

It was a deserved win for Hugo Ibarra’s side who had 59% possession and 6 shots on target.

Boca are now top of the Liga Profesional with a game in hand. They are up against Sarmiento in their next game.

Second defeats third as Racing beat Tucumán

Racing moved up to second place in the league as they beat Atlético Tucumán 2-0 at El Cilindro.

The home side was ahead in just the 6th minute when Tucuman goalkeeper Carlos Lampe gifted the ball to Enzo Copetti who finished into an empty net.

12 minutes later, La Academia did have their second of the match through Eugenio Mena. His one-two with Copetti was placed into the bottom corner.

Fernando Gago’s side had 55% possession and 7 shots on target. Tucumán failed to register a single shot on target.

Racing are now second in the league, just one point behind Boca. They face Colon next. Atlético Tucumán slip down to third place, only behind Racing on goal difference. Carlos Tevez’s Rosario Central are their next opponents.

River Plate enter the conversation

River Plate made it three wins in a row with a 1-0 victory over Patronato. Los Millonarios came close to going behind in the first half but Franco Armani was on hand to save Justo Giani’s penalty.

River’s winner came in the 54th minute when Juan Fernando Quintero played in Miguel Borja who had time to compose himself before finishing into the bottom corner.

Any hopes of Patronato getting back into the game were dashed when Nicolas Castro was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Despite having 61% possession, Marcelo Gallardo’s side had just 2 shots on target to Patronato’s 5.

River move up to fourth in the league and just four points behind Boca. They play Platense in their next match. It’s a remarkable turnaround for Gallardo, given their poor start to the season.

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💫 22-year-old @OrlandoCitySC winger Facundo Torres didn’t feature for Uruguay in their 0-0 draw against South Korea.

⚽️ He outperformed his xG more than almost any other player in the #MLS this season, scoring 4.7 goals over expected (9 in total).

#URU | #FIFAWorldCup

Move over #Thanksgiving, it’s time for #BlackFriday, and the big games just keep on coming:

🏈 Tulane @ Cincinnati
⚽️ #ThreeLions vs. #USMNT

Our Thanksgiving weekend viewers’ guide has you covered today.

#NCAA | #FIFAWorldCup
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/a-rare-sporting-equinox-our-ultimate-thanksgiving-viewer-guide/

🏈 #NFLThanksgiving gave us three close and competitive games yesterday, with wins for the #Bills, #Cowboys and #Vikings.

These were the top performers from the Thanksgiving slate, per @NextGenStats. ✨

𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙍𝙚𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩: @USMNT x @MLS

Just one player of the starting XI against Wales came from a team in the #MLS. But the bench was stacked with MLS talent that could hurt England tonight.

Here are a few to watch out for. 🧵

#ThreeLions | #USMNT

💫 Dak’s 88% completion rate in Week 11 was the highest recorded in a single game (min 15 attempts) in the whole of 2022 so far.

⭐️ The #Cowboys are getting hot at the right time, but Coach of the Year contender Brian Daboll has the #Giants playing elite football.

#NYGvsDAL

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