Another drab performance from Huracán resulted in a goalless draw away to Temperley and more importantly plunged El Globo into further relegation trouble. Seven matches without a win now and with results elsewhere on Friday, Huracán are now in the thick of the relegation. Surprisingly, the other result that I speak of was Crucero del Norte’s 3-1 victory over Defensa y Justicia. Three points in Garupá is perhaps not the most startling of things to happen but for the home side to score three is remarkable. Home fixtures reliably provide little more than a single goal and after a goalless first half, last night appeared to be heading the same way. However, after El Halcon were reduced to ten men after the sending off of Luciano Vella, the home side took full advantage. Goals from Gabriel Ávalos (2) and Jose Dujaut gave Crucero a valuable victory and kept them competitive in the decenso table.
Earlier in La Plata, Gimnasia managed to see off Quilmes in an entertaining start to round 13. Los Cerveceros got off to the worst possible start when midfielder, Lucas Pérez Godoy was sent off within 8 minutes and three minutes later they were two down. First Sebastián Romero put the ball into his own net and then Nicolás Mazzola doubled Gimnasia’s lead. However, the visitors did not give up and Claudio Bieler pulled one back from the penalty spot before the half hour mark. Shortly after half time Ignacio Fernández reestablished the two-goal lead and although Quilmes set up a nervy final 20 minutes after Bieler smashed in his second of the game, El Lobo held on for all three points.