Seven of the ten newly promoted sides were in action on Sunday with mixed results but certainly the clash in Mataderos provided one of the weekend’s most entertaining matches. Nueva Chicago ended up drawing 2-2 with Unión after a frantic opening witnessed three goals in the opening twenty minutes. Lucas Aveldaño’s close range volley gave Chicago a third minute lead but Unión provided a quick riposte. First, Enrique Triverio ran from halfway through the heart of the home side’s defence to slot past Alejandro Sánchez and shortly after Lucas Gamba scored a wonderful, hooked volley. Ramón Lentini equalised for Chicago from the penalty spot after half time and despite Unión being reduced to ten men with twenty minutes remaining, they held on for a point.
While the match in Mataderos provided some excitement, the match in Aldosivi had quite the opposite effect. The newly promoted hosts came up short against Vélez last weekend and once more, while they enjoyed their share of possession they could not convert this into any meaningful chances. Newell’s hardly impressed but as has so often been the case when La Lepra need a goal, Maxi Rodríguez appears. Good work from Víctor Figueroa released the former Atlético Madrid and Liverpool midfielder and he calmly slotted past Pablo Campodónico.
Colón opted to release manager Mostazo Merlo after their opening defeat to San Lorenzo and while the unceremonious sacking after just one match was harsh, it was a far better performance from Los Sabaleros. David Ramírez gave the home side the lead, finishing off a sweeping counter attack with a fine volleyed finish but they were unable to make their dominance count. Instead, with a little over five minutes remaining, a wayward clearance allowed Jonathan Rodríguez to hammer Argentinos level.