Estudiantes put pressure on the top and the relegation battle gets even tighter (VIDEO)


San Lorenzo may have left it late but Atletico are in real danger of the drop

Perhaps the only significant result in the title race was Estudiantes victory in Santa Fe against a Colón side, unbeaten in 8 at home. Franco Jara pounced on a defensive slip to give Pellegrino’s side the lead and a second half, Guido Carrillo penalty ensured Estudiantes would be just a point behind leaders and city rivals, Gimnasia. Colón’s title hopes are over but they now must ensure they avoid the drop as it is in the relegation table things got very tight. Friday night’s win for Quilmes over already down, Argentinos Juniors meant that they leapfrogged a number of teams. Atletico Rafaela now find themselves in the bottom 3 after Saturday night’s 2-0 defeat in El Nuevo Gasómetro against San Lorenzo. A superb Leandro Navarro free-kick and a Fernando Quignón goal, either side of a missed Nico Blandi penalty gave El Ciclon a deserved 3 points but comes probably a little too late to challenge for the title. Godoy Cruz remain just above the drop zone while also a point off the top but had it not been for Facundo Cardozo’s late equaliser for Vélez Sarsfield, it may have been a lot better. Los Mendocinos took an early lead through José Fernández’s undoubted golazo and despite the numerical advantage after Fabián Cubero had been sent off, they allowed Vélez to snatch a point. Finally, Olimpo earned the point required to ensure their survival with a goalless draw away to Rosario Central. WATCH ALL THE GOALS….

Quilmes  1 – 0  Argentinos Juniors

Colón  0 – 2  Estudiantes

Rosario Central  0 – 0  Olimpo

Godoy Cruz  1 – 1  Vélez Sarsfield

San Lorenzo  2 – 0  Atletico Rafaela

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