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Boca Juniors held by Defensa y Justicia

Xinhua
15 Sep 2021, 14:30 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Boca Juniors missed a chance to stay in touch with Argentina's Primera Division leaders on Tuesday as they were held to a goalless home draw by Defensa y Justicia.

Boca controlled 60% of possession but could only manage three shots on target against a Defensa outfit that often defended with nine or 10 men behind the ball.

The result at La Bombonera extends Boca's unbeaten run to five matches, but they are now eight points behind pacesetters Talleres Cordoba and Lanus.

Earlier on Tuesday, Central Cordoba clinched a 2-0 home win over Atletico Tucuman courtesy of a second-half brace from Lucas Melano.

In other results, Talleres Cordoba won 2-1 at home to Platense and Arsenal Sarandi were held to a goalless home draw by Colon.

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