Arsenal visiting El Cilindro was supposed to be a routine three points for Racing but Diego Cocca’s side were made to work hard for the win that means La Academia maintain their title challenge. Diego Milito put the home side in front from the penalty spot after referee Diego Ceballos spotted Luciano Lollo having his shirt pulled but Arsenal remained a constant threat. In first half stoppage time, Los del Viaducto found an equaliser when Santiago Tréllez headed past Sebastián Saja and Racing knew that they could not afford to drop further behind the league leaders. A point would not suffice but with fifteen minutes remaining, second half substitute Mariano Pavone produced a superb header that flew into Esteban Andrade’s top corner. The vital three points means Racing climb momentarily to third and remain six points behind San Lorenzo.
In Bahía Blanca, Facundo Sava’s perfect start to life as Quilmes manager continued with a 1-0 victory over Olimpo. Lucas Pérez Godoy’s volley late in the first half gave Quilmes a fourth straight league win and has seen them climb up the table into the safety of fifteenth.
Vélez Sarsfield’s trip to Colón was far from a classic and despite seeing two red cards, it was a game low on talking points. The visitors perhaps had the better chances but were unable to find a goal and so it ended goalless.
Olimpo 0 – 1 Quilmes
Racing Club 2 – 1 Arsenal de Sarandí
Colón 0 – 0 Vélez Sarsfield