The 2019 Superliga Argentina title hopeful’s Racing club, lost to River Plate in a keenly contested encounter at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.

River Plate took the lead through Quintero in the 31st minute of the encounter before the two teams went on break.

However upon their return from the break, Racing could not break River plate’s defence as River Plate tried it best to prevent a goal from going in.

River Plate took the advantage to further pile more pressure on Racing Club which led to Donatti’s own goal in the 50th minute to condem the visitors.

Racing Club’s chances of increasing their lead at the top was cut short as a result of their loss to River Plate on sunday.

Racing club currently hold a three points lead over closest team Defensa y Justicia who also hold a nine point gap with Boca Juniors in third place.

Racing club took to the summit since last year and have held their grounds at the top. But their recent loss to River Plate has made their lead to be slim.

River Plate led by Gallardo won the 2018 Copa Libertadores after a disputed final held in spain which River Plate had earlier played a draw at Boca Juniors in the first leg.

Racing club however ended the match with a man disadvantage after Solari was sent off after receiving double warnings from referee Loustau.

Racing Club have a test against Corinthians of Brazil in 2019 Copa Sudamericana on friday.