River Plate loses at home to Talleres in Argentina’s league

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BUENOS AIRES, Sept 24 (Reuters) – River Plate added its third loss in four games and fell far from the top spots in Argentine football after going 1-0 at home to Talleres de Córdoba in the league’s round of 21 on Saturday specialist had lost.

River were sixth in the table with 32 points, seven ahead of leaders Boca Juniors and six behind Atlético Tucumán, who will play their game of the day against Estudiantes on Sunday.

In the game, played in front of 65,000 fans at the Monumental Stadium, Talleres clinched victory through an agonizing goal from Ulises Ortegoza, who fired from outside the box in the 92nd minute.

“It was my first goal, if I dreamed about it maybe it wasn’t. Everything went dark when I scored the goal, the sky was falling, I didn’t know how to celebrate but it was for the team’s victory and I’m very happy,” Ortegoza told local television.

Earlier, Lanús had moved from last place by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 at home, with Leonel Di Plácido and Brian Blando scoring goals in the 31st and 54th minutes respectively.

For their part, Independiente added their third straight win after beating Newell’s Old Boys of Rosario 1-0 at home thanks to a goal from Chilean-born Argentine Leandro Benegas.

In other games on Saturday, Defensa y Justicia defeated Patronato de Paraná 2-1 and Sarmiento de Junín beat Arsenal de Sarandí 2-0.

On Friday, Boca Juniors took the lead after beating Godoy Cruz de Mendoza 1-0, while Huracán defeated Banfield 3-1. (Reporting by Ramiro Scandolo. Editing by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)

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