Unión impress in victory over Temperley and Arsenal see off sorry Banfield (VIDEO)


After a first half where the highlight was a dog on the pitch, Unión went up a gear or two to blow away Temperley in Santa Fe. Claudio Riaño scored two excellent headers to take his tally to three already and when Ignacio Malcorra bent in an inch-perfect free kick, the result was beyond doubt. Malcorra has always been a threat from set-pieces but Unión certainly appear to have goals in the side, as they did in 2015. An unbeaten start to the season and five goals already suggest another pretty comfortable year for El Tatengue.

Arsenal enjoyed something of a rare routine victory after coming from behind to score three second half goals and defeat a desperately poor Banfield side in Sarandí. El Taladro enjoyed an opening weekend victory over a heavily depleted Gimnasia side and might have thought luck was with them again when Jonathan Bottinelli headed into his own net on the hour mark to hand them the lead. However, two of Arsenal’s new signing came off the bench to take advantage of some dreadful defending and hand Sergio Rondina a first victory as manager. Juan Ignacio Sánchez Sotelo nodded the home side level and two minutes later Gabriel Sanabria curled in an excellent free kick with Banfield on the ropes. Sánchez Sotelo thumped in his second after having his initial header saved by Hilario Navarro and Arsenal claimed a valuable 3-1 win.

Arsenal de Sarandí  3 – 1  Banfield

Unión  3 – 0  Temperley

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