Boca stays on top despite 1-1 draw

Associated Press Modified: September 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm •  Published: September 9, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors stayed on top in Argentina despite a disappointing 1-1 draw on Sunday with Buenos Aires rival Argentinos Juniors.

The famous Argentine club played with a man advantage from the 21st minute after Argentinos Juniors' Diego Placente was sent off, but failed to capitalize.

Alejandro Capurro gave Argentinos Juniors a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, but Boca equalized in the 34th with a penalty by Pablo Ledezma.

Boca improved to 13 points in six matches, one ahead of Newell's Old Boys. Four teams have 11 — Racing, Velez, Colon and Arsenal.

In other results Sunday it was : Belgrano 1, Racing 0; Independiente 1, Quilmes 1; River Plate 3, Newell's 3.

Capurro scored a spectacular goal, stripping a Boca player of possession at midfield and then firing in on a low shot from 30 meters (yards). Ledezma converted his penalty after teammate Santiago Silva was pulled down in the area.

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