River 1-0 Gimnasia: Visitors shut out as River collect three points

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River beat Gimnasia La Plata with a thumping 1-0 victory on Friday at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. River arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Vélez Sarsfield in their previous game. Gimnasia, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their matchup with Colón. As it stands, River are in 12th place in the table and have 12 points while Gimnasia sit in 8th with 15 points after 9 matches.

River started strongly in the first half, when Lucas Beltran found the net just before halftime Both teams struggled to produce anything in the second half and the match ended 1-0.

River brought on Pablo Solari, Ezequiel Barco and Miguel Angel Borja for Santiago Simon, Nicolás De La Cruz and Lucas Beltran. Gimnasia brought on Benjamin Dominguez, Lautaro Chavez and Tomas Muro, to replace Emanuel Cecchini, Franco Soldano and Erik Ramirez.

There were bookings for Bruno Zuculini from River. For Gimnasia, Guillermo Enrique, Emanuel Cecchini and Tomas Muro saw yellow.

River will next travel to Aldosivi, while Gimnasia will face Lanús at home.

Technical card:
River:Franco Armani, Milton Casco, Emanuel Mammana, David Martinez, Elias Gomez, Santiago Simon (Pablo Solari, min.62), Nicolás De La Cruz (Ezequiel Barco, min.62), Agustin Palavecino, Bruno Zuculini, Lucas Beltran (Miguel Angel Borja, min.73) and Rodrigo Aliendro
Gimnasia La Plata:Rodrigo Rey, Guillermo Enrique, Leonardo Morales, German Guiffrey, Nicolas Colazo, Brahian Aleman, Agustin Cardozo, Emanuel Cecchini (Benjamin Dominguez, min.73), Ramon Sosa, Franco Soldano (Lautaro Chavez, min.73) and Erik Ramirez (Tomas Muro, min.82)
Stadium:Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
Goals:Lucas Beltran (1-0, min. 43)