Estudiantes 2-0 Godoy Cruz: Visitors fail to make a mark at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata

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Estudiantes La Plata earned hard-fought win over Godoy Cruz 2-0 on Saturday at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Estudiantes were looking forward to playing again after losing their last match 4-0 to Vélez Sarsfield whilst Godoy Cruz had lost their previous match against Patronato. Following this match, Estudiantes and Godoy Cruz sit 17th (33 points) and 13th (35 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 27 matches.

Estudiantes found the net first, when Emanuel Mas gave them the lead just before half-time

Estudiantes continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Franco Zapiola found the net, at 70 minutes. They managed to close the match out with a clean sheet and a well-earned of 2-0 victory.

Substitutions for Estudiantes included Jose Sosa, Pablo Piatti, Fernando Zuqui, Benjamin Rollheiser and Fabian Noguera for Mauro Boselli, Franco Zapiola, Gonzalo Pineiro, Manuel Castro and Santiago Nunez, respectively. Godoy Cruz brought on Valentin Burgoa, Bruno Leyes, Enzo Larrosa, Santiago Paiva and Juan Pintado, to replace Gonzalo Abrego, Tomas Castro Ponce, Tomas Badaloni, Martin Ojeda and Tadeo Allende.

The referee booked Pier Barrios, Andres Meli and Bruno Leyes for Godoy Cruz.

Technical card:
Estudiantes La Plata:Mariano Andujar, Leonardo Godoy, Jorge Rodriguez, Santiago Nunez (Fabian Noguera, min.83), Emanuel Mas, Manuel Castro (Benjamin Rollheiser, min.82), Gonzalo Pineiro (Fernando Zuqui, min.73), Jorge Morel, Franco Zapiola (Pablo Piatti, min.73), Leandro Diaz and Mauro Boselli (Jose Sosa, min.57)
Godoy Cruz:Juan Espinola, Pier Barrios, Jose Canale, Gonzalo Abrego (Valentin Burgoa, min.46), Tomas Castro Ponce (Bruno Leyes, min.46), Andres Meli, Juan Andrada, Gianluca Ferrari, Tomas Badaloni (Enzo Larrosa, min.72), Tadeo Allende (Juan Pintado, min.81) and Martin Ojeda (Santiago Paiva, min.73)
Stadium:Estadio Ciudad de La Plata
Goals:Emanuel Mas (1-0, min. 43) and Franco Zapiola (2-0, min. 70)