Arsenal claim win over Sarmiento; Quilmes and Patronato still winless after draw, and Unión take point from San Martín (VIDEO)


Arsenal are showing signs of recovery after a woeful 2015 and on Monday night in Sarandí picked up their second win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Sarmiento. Summer signing Juan Ignacio Sánchez Sotelo netted twice to take his season tally to four already and early signs are that Sergio Rondina will enjoy more success than Caruso Lombardi managed. Both Sánchez Sotelo’s goal required an element of good fortune but after an entire year managing just seven wins, Arsenal will not care in the slightest.

Quilmes and Patronato prolonged their winless starts to the season after battling to a 2-2 draw in the Estadio Centenario. The home side led early through Adrián Calello but after the break, El Cervecero showed just why they have the worst defence in the Primera and allowed Patronato back in. Iván Furios headed in unmarked from a corner to equalise before Mauricio Carrasco ran clear to put the visitors in front. Damián Malrechauffe rescued a point with a header but until Quilmes tighten up they can’t expect much more.

Finally in Santa Fe, Unión came from behind to take a share of the points against San Martín. A scrappy Emanuel Dening goal gave the visitors an early lead but Claudio Riaño continued his hot-streak in front of goal and lobbed the ball over Luis Ardente for this fourth of the season. A scare in the second half saw Unión defender Rolando Guerreño fall heavily off the side of the pitch, requiring a neck brace and an ambulance but he is understood to have made a recovery.

Quilmes  2 – 2  Patronato

Arsenal  2 – 0  Sarmiento

Unión  1 – 1  San Martín

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