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Teenage Tevez scores winner in Newell's debut

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm •  Published: August 10, 2014

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Teenager Mauricio Tevez scored the lone goal in his Newell's Old Boys debut to give the Rosario team a 1-0 victory over Boca Juniors on Sunday in the first round of Argentina's new first division season.

Reigning champion River Plate - Boca's bitter Buenos Aires rivals - drew 1-1 against Gimnasia after Colombia's Teofilo Gutierrez headed River ahead in second half stoppage time before an equalizer from Pablo Vegetti.

In Sunday's other game, Independiente overcame Rafaela 3-0, while Racing won 3-1 against Defensa y Justicia on Saturday. In Friday games, Godoy Cruz defeated Banfield 3-0 and Rosario won 3-1 against Quilmes.

Tevez, 18, swerved a shot into the bottom corner of the net with the outside of his right boot from 25 yards (meters) in the third minute of first half injury time.

"It is incredible to debut on Boca's pitch with a goal," said Tevez after the match. "It's a dream."

Boca handed four players their first starts, but Newell's had the better chances over the 90 minutes, with Argentine international Maxi Rodriguez missing good opportunities in the 64th and 78th.

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