Monday night’s match in Florencio Varela looks likely to be Guido Carrillo’s last for Estudiantes with a move to Europe imminent but the 24-year-old made the most of the occasion and headed the only goal of the game to earn El Pincha victory over Defensa y Justicia. The 24-year-old is subject to interest from a host of clubs including Porto and Inter Milan and his goal last night was a typical towering header from the powerful centre-forward. His departure will be a big loss for Estudiantes and Gabriel Milito will require Juan Sebastián Verón releases funds for his replacement if they are to have a successful second half of the season.
Earlier in Victoria, Aldosivi were left raging after Tigre snatched all three points with an injury time penalty after already having Jonathan Galván sent off at the end of the first half. Carlos Luna had already fired Tigre into a lead after 20 minutes before the stupid sending off of Galván, who may have complained but in truth deserved a second yellow card for the needless trip on Lucas Menossi. Despite the numerical disadvantage, José Sand equalised for Aldosivi minutes after the break and it looked as though it would be enough for a point. However, four minutes into stoppage time the ball bobbled in the Aldosivi box and flicked off Matías Lequi’s hand prompting Fernando Repallini to point to the spot. The visitors surrounded the referee and had Gastón Díaz sent off in the process but after the calm settled, Luna stepped up to slot in his second of the night and the match winner.