Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 26: Boca Juniors squandered a two-goal lead and settled for a 2-2 draw Sunday against Lanus, which kept Argentina's most followed club from taking over sole possession of first place in Argentina's first division.
The lead instead went to Estudiantes, which defeated Argentinos Juniors 2-1 to improve to 15 points from seven matches. Boca has 14, the same as Tigre.
Also on Sunday in the seventh round, Colon beat Independiente 3-0 and Arsenal defeated Tigre 1-0.
Pablo Mouche and Juan Roman Riquelme scored late in the first half for Boca with Mariano Pavone and Paolo Goltz getting the equalizers for Lanus.
Neither Boca nor Lanus had clear chances in the first 30 minutes, but the game broke open in three minutes late in the first half.
Mouche gave Boca the lead in the 40th. He tapped a corner kick gently to a teammate, then took a return pass and lobbed a long, arcing shot just over the fingertips of Lanus goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin.
Riquelme made it 2-0 in the 42nd when he drove home a volley as the ball dropped to him in the area.
Lanus' Pavone got one back a minute later, putting a bouncing header behind Boca keeper Agustin Orion. Orion stopped another shot in the final seconds of the half that would have tied the match.
Paolo Goltz equalized with a header in the 54th, scoring from looping a corner that Orion overran as he came out catch the ball.
Boca went down to 10 men in the 64th when Clemente Rodriguez was sent off for protesting a call.
In Estudiantes' victory, Maruo Boselli scored in the third minute and Raul Iberbia added the other in the 56th. Nicolas Berardo scored in the 26th for Argentinos Juniors.
Ernesto Chevanton got Independiente into the lead in the 42nd, and Ivan Moreno y Fabianesi and Lucas Mugni added second-half goals.
Arsenal's Guillermo Burdisso scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Tigre.
In other weekend matches: Atletico Rafaela defeated San Lorenzo 2-0, Belgrano and San Martin drew 1-1, Union defeated Racing 3-0.
In play Monday, Velez faces Newell's and Godoy Cruz goes against Olimpo. Velez could improve to 15 points with a victory.
Violence again hit the Argentine game with a shootout between hooligan gangs reported near Boca's Bombonera stadium ahead of Sunday's match with Lanus. Observers said 15-20 shots were fired, but no fatalities were reported.