Velez extends lead

Velez Sarsfield stretched its lead at the top of the Argentinian Apertura to eight points over Newell's Old Boys with a 3-0 win over 10-man San Martin San Juan.

Velez opening the scoring through Fabian Cubero after 22 minutes and Federico Insua extended the lead three minutes later.

To make matters worse for the visitor it had Reinaldo Alderete sent off five minutes before half-time.

Ezequiel Rescaldani wrapped up the scoring after 63 minutes to leave San Martin San Juan in the bottom three in the table.