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The Argentine Apertura Championship continuing over the weekend with undefeated River Plate, heading into the fifth round undefeated. They were looking to continue their perfect start as they headed on the road to take on Velez Sarsfield.
River were 4-0 heading in, but they dropped a goal behind in the 33rd minute.
Juan Manuel Martinez was level with the visitors' back line when the ball was played into the penalty area.
And Martinez kept his composure to beat goalkeeper Juan Carrizo.
|Velez held their lead to the final whistle, but they left the field with |
The home side's lead lasted less than ten minutes, however.
Having come off the substitutes' bench in place of midfielder Manuel Lanzini, Diego Buonanotte found the bottom corner.
Velez retook the lead from the penalty spot just before the hour mark.
Jonathan Maidana was judged to have fouled striker Santiago Silva -
Silva quickly picked himself up to score from 12 yards.
Velez held their lead to the final whistle, but they left the field with ten players. Their captain, Leandro Somoza, was sent off in the 73rd minute following a late challenge on Carlos Arano.