Rondon strikes late as River Plate beat Atletico Tucuman

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Buenos Aires, September 22 (IANS): Salomon Rondon scored late as River Plate clinched a 1-0 home victory over Atletico Tucuman in Argentina's Primera Division.

Rondon latched onto Pablo Solari's inviting cross from the right wing with an unstoppable 94th-minute header from the edge of the six-yard box, reports Xinhua.

It was no less than the hosts deserved after they controlled 77% of the total possession and had 25 shots on goal compared to five attempts by their opponents.

The result leaves River third in Group A with nine points from five outings while Atletico are 10th, three points further back.

In other Argentine Primera Division fixtures on Thursday, Belgrano won 3-0 at home to Platense, Union were held to a 0-0 home draw by Godoy Cruz and Argentinos Juniors eased to a 3-1 home victory over Talleres Cordoba.