Sand puts Lanús top, Estudiantes see off Aldosivi & Temperley earn first win of the season in Rafaela (VIDEO)


Despite being early in the season, Atlético Tucumán’s visit to Lanús was a surprising top of the table clash with both clubs enjoying 100% starts to their campaigns. Something had to give and although the only goal of the game has now been credited as a Nicolás Romat own goal, Lanús should have been far more comfortable than the scoreline suggests. Pepe Sand’s presence was the key behind Romat poking the ball into his own net and the veteran striker already looks like an inspired acquisition for El Granate. Bigger tests are to come for Jorge Almirón’s side but they have made an outstanding start in what is the weaker of the two zonas.

Earlier, Temperley scored a first win of the season when they beat fellow strugglers Atlético Rafaela. Marcos Figueroa skipped around goalkeeper Germán Montoya to give the visitors a first half lead and shortly after the break Leandro Sapetti doubled the lead from close range. La Crema were pretty hopeless in 2015 and not much has changed, since their opening day victory over Huracán, thanks to an own goal, it is three consecutive defeats.

Aldosivi had made an excellent start to the season but with a thread bare squad a couple of players missing makes a huge difference and on Tuesday night in Mar del Plata, Estudiantes took full advantage. A sweeping counter shortly before half time saw Juan Ignacio Cavallaro score his first for the club and moments after half time, El Pincha repeated the trick with Facundo Quintana the scorer on this occasion. Gastón Díaz pulled one back from the penalty spot but El Tiburón slumped to a first league defeat of the season.

Atlético Rafaela  0 –  2  Temperley

Lanús  1 – 0  Atlético Tucumán

Aldosivi  1 – 2  Estudiantes

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