It would appear that Arsenal’s resounding win over Newell’s last week provided just a brief stay of execution for Martín Palermo as his side slumped to a sixth defeat of the season away to Sarmiento and twenty-four hours later, the 41-year-old left his post as manager. Two goals either side of half time punished yet another woeful Arsenal performance leaving Palermo’s position even more precarious. Sebastián Luna’s long range effort should have been saved by Esteban Andrade but instead gave Sarmiento the lead and when Franco Peppino headed a second the result was obvious.
Huracán’s difficulties in juggling their Libertadores commitments continued in the Estadio Ducó on Saturday afternoon and Tigre were the latest side to profit with a 2-1 victory to lift them to sixth in the table. Leandro González Pirez headed his second goal in two games to open the scoring for the away side and although Daniel Montenegro equalised soon after half time, Facundo Bertoglio’s late strike ensured it was a fourth consecutive league defeat for El Globo.
Temperley picked up a third victory since returning to the top flight with a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Defensa y Justicia. Full-back Christian Chimino’s low struck shot was enough to take all three points and leaves Defensa y Justicia without a win since round four.