Obolo's double helps Godoy Cruz rise to third place

The Sports NetworkMarch 24, 2014 

Buenos Aires, Argentina (SportsNetwork.com) - Mauro Obolo scored on either side of the intermission on Sunday as Godoy Cruz earned a 2-1 result over Arsenal to climb to third place in the Argentine top flight.

Arsenal had the better of the play early on and had a prime opportunity to open the scoring in the 14th minute as Julio French stepped to the penalty spot, but failed to convert.

The momentum then swung in favor of the hosts, who took the lead two minutes before the intermission as Obolo bagged his first goal of the match.

Arsenal found an equalizer in the 72nd minute through a goal from Mauricio Sperduti, but the club couldn't hold onto the valuable road point as Obolo completed his double seven minutes from time to hand all three points to Godoy Cruz.

The result sees Godoy Cruz rise to third place in the table on 15 points, three behind Colon for the top spot, while Arsenal sits second from the bottom with seven points.

Also in Argentina on Sunday, Osvaldo Barsottini and Luis Arino scored second- half goals to hand Gimnasia a 2-1 win over San Lorenzo, while Fernando Cavenaghi and Daniel Villalva scored to lead River Plate to a 2-0 win against Lanus.

In Sunday's final fixture, Quilmes and Boca Juniors played to a scoreless draw.

On Saturday, Racing earned a 2-0 win over Belgrano, while Sebastian Abreu converted a penalty and Walter Acuna added a second goal to lead Rosario Central to a comfortable 2-0 result against All Boys.

Guido Carrillo and Jorge Correa traded goals as Velez Sarsfield and Estudiantes played to a 1-1 draw, while Argentinos Juniors and Newell's Old Boys finished scoreless.

Friday's action saw Adolfo Valencia score the winner in the 73rd minute to lift Olimpo to a 2-1 win over Atletico Rafaela, while Lucas Alario's fourth- minute penalty held up as the winner for Colon in a 1-0 result over Tigre.

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