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Racing around second, San Lorenzo climb November 21 2014

Racing Club moved level on points with Argentinian Apertura leaders River Plate after having a 1-0 win at rock-bottom Quilmes in the feisty encounter that saw both teams finish with ten men.

The visitors' hopes of victory appeared slim when Yonathan Cabral was presented with his walking papers with quarter-hour remaining, nevertheless the sides were evened up when Alan Alegre was sent off in the 86th minute.

That worked to Racing's advantage as Gustavo Bou struck a moment later to lift them behind River on goal difference only, however the league leaders could go three points clear with victory over struggling Olimpo on Sunday.

San Lorenzo moved above Belgrano Cordoba from the standings after having a thumping 4-0 victory over their rivals. Goalkeeper Juan Olave's eighth-minute dismissal would prove costly as San Lorenzo made their man advantage count by running riot, with Nestor Ortigoza opening the scoring in the penalty spot three minutes later.

Juan Mercier doubled a benefit about the quarter of your hour mark, Pablo Barrientos struck right before half-time while Emmanuel Mas sealed a convincing rout three minutes from time.

Nicolas Bertolo's 56th-minute effort rescued a 1-1 draw for Banfield at Gimnasia La Plata, who had taken the lead moments earlier through Facundo Oreja.