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Maradona gets first win at new club in Argentine league

Reuters , Sunday 6 Oct 2019
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Argentine former football star and team coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima, Diego Armando Maradona, greets children as he arrives for an Argentina First Division football match against Godoy Cruz at Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, on October 05, 2019. (Photo: AFP)
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Two late goals helped Gimnasia to get a long-awaited first victory under recently appointed coach Diego Maradona on Saturday.

Victor Ayala and Matias Garcia scored in the 83rd and 87th minutes, after opponents Godoy Cruz had had two men sent off.

The goals gave Gimnasia a vital 4-2 away win in their bid to stave off relegation from Argentina's Superliga.

The win was a huge boost to Maradona, the famed World Cup winner who took over at the club last month.

After three successive defeats under Maradona, the win lifts Gimnasia off the bottom of the league and on to four points from nine games, one ahead of Saturday’s rivals.

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