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Argentina Primera Division Wrap: San Lorenzo maintain perfect record

Created on Aug. 10, 2013 6:58 PM EST

San Lorenzo have claimed an impressive 3-0 win away to Racing Club to move top of the Argentine Primera Division.

Martin Cauteruccio scored a stunning opener for the visitors, while Mauro Cetto and Hector Villalba added goals in the second half for San Lorenzo as they destroyed Racing.

The win took San Lorenzo to six points from the opening two rounds, ensuring they are the only club with a 100 per cent record from their first two matches, although Boca Juniors, Gimnasia La Plata and Newell's Old Boys could all match that when they play their games in hand.

Juan Antonio Pizzi's San Lorenzo side hit the front in the 20th minute at Racing's Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron when Ignacio Piatti fed Cauteruccio at the top of the box and the 26-year-old Uruguayan striker took a touch inside his marker and thrashed the ball into the top corner.

San Lorenzo were on top throughout Friday's match but had to wait until three minutes after the hour mark to double their lead with Emanuel Mas flicking a corner towards the back post, which allowed Cetto to head home over his opponent.

Villalba made it 3-0 seven minutes later, bursting onto Piatti's pass into the left channel, pushing into the penalty area and beating Racing goalkeeper Sebastian Saja at his near post.

River Plate were the other winners on Friday, overcoming Rosario Central 1-0 despite having Jonathan Fabbro sent off with nine minutes remaining.

Federico Andrada scored the goal for River, nodding home a flicked corner as he was left unmarked at the back post.

San Lorenzo lead the Primera Division by two points from Atletico Rafaela, Estudiantes and Velez Sarsfield.

Rafaela came from behind to defeat Lanus 2-1, Gaston Gil Romero scored the only goal of the game in Estudiantes' 1-0 triumph over All Boys, while Velez were held to a scoreless draw at home by Arsenal.

In other results, Argentinos Juniors defeated Colon 2-0, Boca Juniors won 2-1 away to Belgrano, Olimpo drew 0-0 with Tigre and Quilmes knocked off Godoy Cruz 1-0.

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