Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fernando Cavenaghi and Daniel Villalva scored Sunday to lift River Plate to a 2-0 victory over Lanus in Argentina's first division.
The victory moved River Plate within four points of the lead, which is held by Colon with 18 points in nine matches. Estudiantes has 16 in second place.
In other matches on Sunday, Godoy Cruz defeated Arsenal 2-1, and Gimnasia defeated San Lorenzo by the same score.
In other weekend results: Olimpo 2, Atletico Rafaela 1; Colon 1, Tigre 0; Racing Club 2, Belgrano 0; Argentinos Juniors 0, Newell's 0; Rosario Central 2, All Boys 0; Velez Sarsfield 1, Estudiantes 1.