Buenos Aires, Argentina (SportsNetwork.com) - A dramatic 3-2 win over Racing this weekend allowed River Plate to join Gimnasia LP at the top of Argentina's Clausura table with two games to play.
Gimnasia entered the weekend two points clear at the top of the league, but was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Lanus.
That opened the door for River, which got two goals from Fernando Cavenaghi and another from Carlos Carbonero in the first 55 minutes of the match against Racing to take a 3-1 lead.
However, Racing pulled to within a goal in the 73rd through Gabriel Hauche, and had a chance to level the match in the dying moments from the penalty spot as River's Ariel Rojas was called for handling the ball inside his own area.
But goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola saved his team by stopping Sebastian Saja's spot kick, while River dodged another late chance when Hauche's header hit the crossbar.
Estudiantes is within two points of the leaders after a 2-0 win at Colon that saw the visitors get goals from Franco Jara and Guido Carrillo.
Godoy Cruz also stumbled this weekend and the club finds itself two points adrift following a 1-1 draw with Velez Sarsfield, which scored 10 minutes from time through Facundo Cardozo despite playing with 10 men.
Gonzalo Rios scored in the third minute and the goal held up as Quilmes topped Argentinos Juniors, 1-0, San Lorenzo downed Atletico Rafaela, 2-0, behind goals from Leandro Navarro and Facundo Quignon, Rosario Central and Olimpo played to a 0-0 draw, Mariano Echeverria scored twice in the first 10 minutes as Arsenal topped Newell's, 3-2, Boca Juniors got two goals from Juan Martinez in a 3-1 victory at All Boys and Matias Perez Garcia scored the winner as Tigre earned a 2-1 win over nine-man Belgrano.