Tevez helps Boca Juniors extend lead

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Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (IANS) Carlos Tevez scored one goal and set up another as Boca Juniors defeated San Martin 4-2 to extend their lead at the top of the Superliga Argentina standings.

Tevez opened the scoring in the fourth minute on Sunday by rifling a first-time shot into the top corner after an Edwin Cardona effort was saved by goalkeeper Luis Ardente, reports Xinhua news agency.

Cristian Pavon added another goal five minutes later when he latched onto a Tevez through ball and rounded Ardente before firing into an unguarded net.

Alvaro Fernandez pegged a goal back for the visitors, heading in after a Gabriel Carabajal set piece.

Nahitan Nandez restored Boca’s two-goal lead by tapping in a Pavon cross but Claudio Spinelli made it 3-2 after some fancy footwork from Maximiliano Rodriguez.

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Ramon Abila put the result beyond doubt with an 89th-minute strike following a 60-yard pass from Frank Fabra.

The result left Boca on 43 points from 17 matches.

–IANS

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