Independiente 1-0 Newells: Newells slip to another defeat

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Independiente banked all three points against the Newell’s Old Boys in a narrow 1-0 victory on Sunday, at Libertadores de America. Independiente were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning their previous two matches against Unión Santa Fe away and CA Sarmiento away, by 1-0 and 2-1 respectively. Newell’s were beaten 1-0 in their previous match against CA Sarmiento. Independiente are currently 16th with 27 points from 21 matches, while Newell’s sit in 10th, with 29 points from 21.

After an uneventful first half, Independiente applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Leandro Benegas gave them the lead on the 62 minute mark, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Independiente included Santiago Agustín Ayala Rodríguez, Lucas Gonzalez, Javier Nicolas Vallejo and Alan Sonora for Leandro Benegas, Tomas Agustin Pozzo, Rodrigo Marquez and Lucas Romero, respectively. Newell’s brought on Marco Campagnaro, Guillermo Balzi, Armando Mendez and Francisco Agustin Gonzalez, to replace Martin Luciano, Julian Fernandez, Gustavo Velazquez and Juan Fernando Garro.

There were bookings for Ivan Marcone and Damian Batallini from Independiente, and Juan Fernando Garro, Willer Ditta and Juan Sforza, for Newell’s.

Next up, Independiente are away to Arsenal de Sarandi, whilst Newell’s will travel to face Unión Santa Fe.

Technical card:
Independiente:Milton Alvarez, Alex Vigo, Sergio Barreto, Juan Insaurralde, Edgar Elizalde, Rodrigo Marquez (Javier Nicolas Vallejo, min.76), Ivan Marcone, Lucas Romero (Alan Sonora, min.82), Damian Batallini, Tomas Agustin Pozzo (Lucas Gonzalez, min.75) and Leandro Benegas (Santiago Agustín Ayala Rodríguez, min.69)
Newell’s Old Boys:Lautaro Morales, Cristian Lema, Gustavo Velazquez (Armando Mendez, min.71), Willer Ditta, Martin Luciano (Marco Campagnaro, min.52), Juan Fernando Garro (Francisco Agustin Gonzalez, min.71), Julian Fernandez (Guillermo Balzi, min.70), Juan Sforza, Cristian Ferreira, Brian Nicolas Aguirre and Juan Manuel Garcia
Stadium:Libertadores de America
Goals:Leandro Benegas (1-0, min. 62)