Sunday: Quilmes and Tigre earn victories and Argentinos fight back against Estudiantes (VIDEO)


Quilmes earned their first victory of the new season whilst inflicting a first defeat on Vélez in the Estadio Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner thanks to Rubén Ramírez’s late penalty. Lucas Suárez headed Julio César Falcioni’s side in front and although Milton Caraglio equalised from the spot just after half time, Ramírez gave Quilmes a morale boosing victory.

Tigre heaped further misery on Atlético Rafaela in Victoria to leave La Crema bottom of the table with just a solitary point after a third away defeat. Carlos Luna headed Tigre in front midway through the first half and on the stroke of half time a cross from the same side was this time directed into the net by striker Marcelo Larrondo. Despite their success on the field in the first half the interval was marred by crowd trouble as Tigre’s barra brava factions fought one another. However, the second half resumed as planned and although Rafaela pulled one back through a Juan Eluchans penalty, his side limped to another defeat.

In the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, Argentinos Juniors maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they came from two-down to draw with Estudiantes. Diego Mendoza thumped the visitors in front from the penalty spot after Carlos Auzqui was brought down by Ezequiel Garré and moments after the break, Auzqui doubled the lead. However, Los Bichos displayed the type of resolve that has yet seen them taste defeat and Andrés Franzoia scrambled a goal back. Once Estudiantes were reduced to ten men, Argentinos’ pressure built and Garré smashed in an excellent equaliser. Garré was also shown a red card as they pushed for a winner but it has been an impressive return to the Primera for Los Bichos.

Quilmes  2 – 1  Vélez Sarsfield

Tigre  2 – 1  Atlético Rafaela

Argentinos Juniors  2 – 2  Estudiantes

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