Tevez scores first goal since Boca return

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Buenos Aires, Feb 5 (IANS) Carlos Tevez scored for the first time since his return to Boca Juniors last month but his team could only manage a 1-1 draw with nine-man San Lorenzo.

Tevez, 34 on Monday, struck with a header after a Leonardo Jara cross, cancelling out Ruben Botta’s long-range effort at the Nuevo Gasometro stadium, reports Xinhua news agency.

Midfielder Facundo Quignon was sent off just before halftime when he earned his second yellow card for a rash challenge.

The hosts were reduced to nine men with eight minutes left when full-back Gabriel Rojas was also booked for a second time for a crude tackle.

The result maintained Boca’s six-point lead over San Lorenzo in the Superliga Argentina standings, with both teams having played 14 matches.

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Tevez, who began his career at Boca in 2001, had spells with Corinthians, West Ham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus before rejoining the Buenos Aires outfit in 2015.

After a disappointing 2017 season with China’s Shanghai Shenhua, Tevez began his third spell with Boca last month.

–IANS

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