Estudiantes Take Critical Step Towards Argentine Apertura Title

Pablo ImazContributor INovember 24, 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16:  Robbie Kruse of the Melbourne Victory controls the ball during the pre-season International Friendly between Melbourne Victory and Argentina's Boca Juniors at Etihad Stadium on July 16, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
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Estudiantes de La Plata took a massive step towards winning the Argentina Apertura this weekend, thanks in large part to bitter rivals Gimnasia, who held Velez Sarsfield.

Gimnasia fans were less than thrilled to have helped their cross-town enemies, but with relegation looming, a point is a huge boost for El Lobo, while Velez fell two points behind Estudiantes and must now win out while hoping El Leon slips up down the stretch.

Estudiantes were in imperious form Saturday night, vanquishing Huracan 2-0, although the score easily could have been worse. The La Plata outfit took the early lead...

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