The pressure has been growing in Avellaneda with every defeat since their last victory during the opening weekend but the smiling face of Mostaza Merlo indicates that the wait ended yesterday evening. Racing Club welcomed Belgrano to El Cilindro and thanks to a first half Sebastián Saja penalty and a late Gabriel Hauche strike they were able to claim only a second victory and climb off the foot of the table. Estudiantes travelled to Liniers to face Vélez and came within minutes of securing another 1-0 win and joining Colón at the top only to be undone by Jorge Correa’s spectacular long range strike. Guido Carrillo had headed the visitors in front but Correa’s goal was worthy of claiming a point and well deserved after Geronimo Rulli once again proved just why he is so sought after. Rosario Central earned a crucial 2-0 victory over All Boys to end their 5-game winless run and cut All Boys mini-revival. The game hinged on the 33rd minute sending off of All Boys keeper, Nicolás Cambiasso and the double punishment that was exacted when Sebastián Abreu converted the subsequent penalty. Walter Acuña’s wonderfully executed chip sealed the win midway through the second half. Lastly, Newell’s Old Boys away woes continued as they failed to score once again in a 0-0 draw in La Paternal against Argentinos Juniors. Only 1 goal in 7 matches outside Rosario is a worrying stat for Newell’s but the result does little to help Argentinos either. They remain bottom of the relegation table with time running out. WATCH ALL THE ACTION HERE….
Racing Club 2 – 0 Belgrano
Argentinos Juniors 0 – 0 Newell’s Old Boys
Rosario Central 2 – 0 All Boys
Vélez Sarsfield 1 – 1 Estudiantes