Involvement in the Copa Libertadores is undoubtedly going to take its toll on Huracán but after last weekend’s defeat to Unión, El Globo would not have wanted to wait too long for a first victory in the Primera. Thankfully, a goalkeeping howler from Esteban Andrada allowed Ramón ‘Wanchope’ Ábila a simple tap-in and that was enough to inflict another narrow defeat on Arsenal. Martín Palermo will be a little concerned at his sides second 1-0 defeat with the losses of Brahain Alemán and Milton Caraglio obvious in their struggles to find the net.
At the same time on Saturday in La Plata, Estudiantes made it two wins out of two with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Godoy Cruz. A fairly dull first half saw the home side fail to find any fluidity but they were sparked into action 10 minutes after the break following Leandro Fernández’s fine opener for Godoy Cruz. The 23-year-old stole the ball inside his own half and ran at the back-peddling Estudiantes defence before rifling a shot low into the corner from the edge of the penalty box. However, El Pincha were soon level when Leonardo Gil’s inswinging freekick was inadvertantly flicked into his own net by Juan Alvacete and the misfortune of Los Mendocinos did not end there. Less than ten minutes later, referee Pablo Díaz decided that Guido Carrillo was being held from a long throw and the striker stepped up himself to slot in the winner from the penalty spot.
Huracán 1 – 0 Arsenal de Sarandí
Estudiantes 2 – 1 Godoy Cruz