Velez slumps to Newell's

In-form Velez Sarsfield suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Newell's Old Boys in the Apertura.

Velez, in second spot trying to overtake an Estudiantes team yet to play this weekend, went down to goals just either side of the break as Mauricio Sperdutti (42) made the breakthrough for Newell's before Rolando Schiavi scored from the spot three minutes after the re-start.

In the other game Arsenal Sarandi snatched a late 1-0 win away to Quilmes, Pablo Aguilar netting seven minutes from time.