Fri, 14 May 2021

BUENOS AIRES, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Lucas Rodriguez and Fabian Noguera scored first-half goals as Estudiantes secured a 2-0 home win over Platense in Argentina's Primera Division on Monday.

Rodriguez fired a shot into the top left corner after Leonard Godoy's cross and Noguera doubled the lead with a header following Agustin Rogel's corner.

Estudiantes, unbeaten in their past five outings, are second in the 13-team Group A standings, two points behind Colon with one match day remaining. Platense are 12th, 11 points further back.

In Monday's only other fixture, Sarmiento were held to a goalless home draw by Gimnasia in Group B.

The top four teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals. Colon and Estudiantes are already guaranteed a place in the last eight from Group A while Velez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors have secured a berth in Group B.

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