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Quintero fires River Plate to victory over leaders Racing

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

scored with a sublime first-half free-kick as River Plate beat leaders 2-0 in the Superliga Argentina.

Quintero on Sunday put the hosts ahead in the 31st minute with a whistling 30-yard effort that curled into the top left corner of Gabriel Arias's goal, reports

River were gifted their second goal just after halftime when Milton Casco's wayward shot was deflected in off Racing defender

The visitors were reduced to 10 men with eight minutes remaining courtesy of a second yellow card to for a tackle on Casco.

Despite the result, Racing remained top of the 26-team standings, three points clear of second-placed Defensa y Justicia, who will host Argentinos Juniors on Monday. River rose to seventh spot, 14 points off the pace.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 13:58 IST
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