Fernandez leaves it late as Godoy outlasts Atletico Rafaela

Buenos Aires, Argentina (SportsNetwork.com) – Leandro Miguel Fernandez
scored two minutes from time on Saturday to lift Godoy Cruz to a wild 4-3 win
over Atletico Rafaela at the Estadio Nuevo Monumental.

Godoy Cruz entered the match in desperate need of points, sitting in the
bottom third of the table and riding a three-match winless run in league play.

The traveling side got off to a quick start on Saturday as Jaime Ayovi found
the back of the net after eight minutes, but it was quickly canceled out when
Walter Omar Serrano fired home an equalizer for Atletico in the 22nd minute.

Seven minutes later Godoy Cruz went back in front through Ruben Dario Ramirez
and Ayovi added his second tally of the match three minutes before the
intermission to widen the margin to 3-1 at the break.

The goals kept coming in the second half as Federico Rafael Gonzalez made it
3-2 four minutes into the second period and Nicolas Orsini scored in the 52nd
minute to put the sides on level terms at 3-3.

Godoy Cruz had the last laugh as Fernandez found the back of the net in the
88th minute to hand all three points to the visiting side.

The result moves Godoy Cruz into 15th place in the table with 17 points, while
Atletico Rafaela remains in seventh place on 22 points.

Also in Argentina on Saturday, Adrian Nahuel Martinez and Mauricio Cuero
scored first-half goals to give Olimpo a 2-1 win over Quilmes, while Belgrano
coasted to a 3-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Defensa y Justicia.

Lucas Matias Licht scored in the 59th minute to give Gimnasia LP a 1-0 result
over Independiente.

On Sunday, Ezequiel Cerutti scored in the 28th minute as Estudiantes earned
three points with a 1-0 win over Rosario Central, while Gustavo Bou’s eighth-
minute goal gave Racing a 1-0 win against Banfield.

Emmanuel Gigliotti scored twice in the final 20 minutes of play to lift Boca
Juniors to a 2-0 win over Tigre, while Milton Caraglio and Gabriel Mercado
traded goals as Velez Sarsfield and River Plate battled to a 1-1 draw.

On Friday, Lautaro Acosta netted in the 90th minute to lift Lanus to a 3-2 win
over Arsenal.

Monday’s action saw Newell’s top San Lorenzo, 3-1, as Maxi Rodriguez scored
twice for Newell’s, which also got a goal from Ignacio Scocco as the team
scored twice in the final 23 minutes to break a 1-1 deadlock.