After such a promising start to 2016 Aldosivi suffered a second consecutive defeat after being thoroughly outgunned by a surprising Defensa y Justicia side. Utterly shambolic defending allowed Boca loanee Lisandro Magallán to tap the home side in front and so feable was the Aldosivi performance that without performing spectacularly, El Halcón were able to add three more after half time. Nicolás Stefanelli headed his fourth of the season before Fabián Bordagaray matched his strike partner’s tally for the season, leaving Hernán Fredes to cap off the victory with a superbly struck free kick. Three wins on the trot for Defensa y Justicia and the best goal scoring record in the Primera, few would have predicted that.
Patronato had fought to three draws since their promotion to the Primera but were yet to taste victory in the top flight until Saturday evening when Belgrano visited Paraná. Iván Etevenaux actually gave the visitors the lead when he curled in a wonderful free kick from 25 yards but Los Rojinegros have already shown their battling qualities and pegged back Ricardo Zielinski’s side after half time. Matías Quiroga headed them level before forcing the ball past Juan Carlos Olave again in the 63rd minute and that proved to be the winner.