Friday: Colon finally win and Belgrano and Arsenal draw

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Emmanuel Gigliotti celebrates his late winner to give Colon victory at last

Without a win this season and Roberto Sensini resigning following their previous defeat Colon needed a break and under interim coach, Pablo Morant they got just that. After squandering a two goal lead things looked typically bleak for Colon but a late winner from the league’s top scorer Emmanuel Gigliotti gave them all 3 points against Tigre. In Cordoba, Arsenal were able to salvage a draw against Belgrano but with Wednesday’s Libertadores clash against Atletico Miniero obviously on their minds they were unable to close the gap on league leaders, Lanus. REPORTS AND GOALS HERE….

COLON  3 – 2  TIGRE

Interim coach, Pablo Morant’s first game in charge brought drama, goals, red cards and most importantly for Colon a good performance and a win. Colon led after 10 minutes courtesy of a well placed finish by Facundo Curuchet and 7 minutes later they were 2 up after Tigre fell asleep at the back following a Colon corner allowing Sebastian Predeger to poke the ball home unchallenged. As sleepy as Tigre looked in these opening exchanges their response was the opposite. Within 10 minutes they were level, two relatively simple finishes from Ezequiel Maggiolo. The second half saw chances for both sides and unfortunately for Colon, centre forward Emmanuel Gigliotti was appearing to have an off day. Both sides had been reduced to 10 men before Gigliotti twisted expertly in the box to fire home a 86th minute winner.

BELGRANO  1 – 1  ARSENAL

Ahead of Wednesday night’s all important Copa Libertadores game Arsenal could be excused for taking their eye off the ball in Cordoba. They left with a point but the big winners are Lanus who are able to stretch their lead at the top of the table. A fine first half header by Luciano Lollo gave Belgrano the lead only to see Arsenal score from a set piece of their own in the second half. Diego Braghieri nodding in to give them a share of the spoils.

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