Velez comeback undoes Colon
Velez Sarsfield battled back from two goals down to defeat league rivals Colon 4-2 and maintain their place at the top of the Argentina's Clausura standings.
First-half goals from Sebastian Prediguer and Sebastian Sciorilli gave Antonio Mohamed's Colon the lead but Jonathan Cristaldo reduced the deficit two minutes after the interval before Uruguay striker Hernan Rodrigo Lopez equalised with a 69th minute penalty.
Seven minutes later, Juan Manuel Martinez gave Ricardo Gareca's Velez the advantage before Lopez completed his brace with five minutes remaining. "We have won a key match, but we must go on. There is a long way to go," said Gareca.
Mohamed, meanwhile, conceded that Velez were deserved winners. "The result is fair," he said. "Velez deservedly won because of their performance in the second half. It is my fault because the team did not know how to deal with the lead in the second half."
Elsewhere, a 43rd minute goal by Eduardo Salvio gave Luis Zubeldia's Lanus a 1-0 victory at Godoy Cruz while River Plate edged nine-man Gimnasia y Esgrima Jujuy 1-0.
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao Garcia netted the winner 13 minutes after the break for Nestor Gorosito's side, who are six points below Velez Sarsfield. Gimnasia goalkeeper Gaston Pezzutti was sent-off for throwing a ball to a ball boy in the 69th before midfielder Daniel Ramasco was shown a second yellow in injury time.
Rosario Central defeated Boca Juniors 2-0 at home to give their fight against relegation a boost. Alexis Danelon put Rosario Central ahead in the 26th minute in the return of head coach Miguel Angel Russo, who succeeded Reinaldo Merlo.
One minute before half-time, Ivan Moreno y Fabianesi netted his side's second from the penalty spot to secure the victory. Boca Juniors are now without a win in five games and have won only three in the entire tournament.
Finally, Argentinos Juniors drew 1-1 with 10-man Independiente. Argentinos went ahead thanks to a Nestor Ortigoza penalty in the 52nd minute, seconds after Independiente's young midfielder Fernando Godoy was sent off. Daniel Montenegro then levelled in added time for Independiente.