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Monday, December 09, 2019, 16:20
Gimnasia recovery gathers pace under Maradona
By Xinhua
Monday, December 09, 2019, 16:20 By Xinhua

Picture released by Noticias Argentinas showing the coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, football legend Diego Maradona, celebrating after defeating Aldosivi 3-0 in an Argentina First Division Superliga football match in Mar del Plata, south of Buenos Aires, on Nov 10, 2019. (JOSE SCALZO / NOTICIAS ARGENTINAS / AFP)

BUENOS AIRES - Gimnasia y Esgrima continue their resurgence under head coach Diego Maradona with a 2-1 home win over Central Cordoba in the Argentinian Superliga on Sunday.

Gimnasia have climbed to 21st in the 24-team standings from the bottom under the command of head coach Diego Maradona

Colombian forward Joao Rodriguez put the visitors ahead with a 13th-minute strike before Leandro Contin scored twice in 25 second-half minutes at El Bosque.

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Gimnasia, who were last when Maradona took charge in early Semptember, are now 21st in the 24-team standings as the Superliga enters a six-week summer recess.

The club from La Plata, around 60km southeast of Buenos Aires, has won four and drawn 1 of its 11 matches under the 59-year-old's command.

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Central Cordoba have now gone three matches without a win and are 18th in the standings with 18 points from 16 matches.  

Meanwhile, Boca Juniors hung on to the top spot on goal difference after a Sebastian Ribas striker handed Rosario Central 1-0 home win over the Buenos Aires giants.

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