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River Plate moves within a point of lead in Argentine first division


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — River Plate defeated Atletico de Rafaela 2-0 on Sunday to move within a point of the lead in Argentina's first division.

Carlos Carbonero scored in the 53rd minute and Teofilo Gutierrez made it 2-0 in the 85th, just eight minutes after Fernando Cavenaghi struck a penalty off the crossbar.

River improved to 23 points in 13 games, one point behind Estudiantes.

In other matches Sunday, Gimnasia defeated Arsenal 2-0 and Newell's won 1-0 at Godoy Cruz.

On Saturday: Quilmes 1, Estudiantes 3; Argentinos Juniors 2, Velez Sarsfield 1; Racing Club 1, Olimpo 1; San Lorenzo 1, Lanus 4.

In Friday play: Tigre 2, All Boys 0; Rosario Central 0, Belgrano 0.

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