River Plate pushed aside Gimnasia La Plata 1-0 on Sunday (February 9) with a first half goal by Leonardo Ponzio. A pass by Fernando Cavenaghi let Ponzio fire a curling shot which defeated goalkeeper Fernando Monetti. Gimnasia struggled to produce any realistic chance of a goal against River's defence. Racing Club lead the points table after beating Colon 3-0. River Plate's one goal give them joint fourth place after the first match of the new season.
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