Tigre manager Mauro Camaronesi was being tipped to be the next Primera manager fired after his side remained winless and were struggling to reproduce the form they had under Gustavo Alfaro. The visit of Atlético Tucumán to Victoria was far from easy given the newly promoted side had won four out of the five top flight matches since promotion but El Matador surprised even their own supporters by claiming a first three points of 2016 after cruising to a 5-0 win.
Having scored two goals prior to Monday night, the home side perhaps needed a helping hand and after two minutes a defensive error allowed Lucas Janson to give them the lead. El Decano had rightfully been praised for their defensive work in their opening matches but were in chaos in the opening stages and further lapses allowed Alexís Castro to score an eleven-minute hat-trick before half time.
With the game already over as a contest, Carlos Luna headed a fifth on the hour mark. Will this result revitalise Tigre and is it a sign of the wheels falling off for Atlético Tucumán? It is far too early to tell but few would have predicted this result.
Godoy Cruz’s fine start to 2016 continued in Mendoza as they came from behind to defeat Patronato and move up to second in Zona 1, just a point behind Rosario Central. Abel Masuero gave a 17th minutes lead with a drilled shot from the edge of the box but La Tomba rallied to run out comfortable winners. Sebastián García equalised before half time with his fifth of the season and after half time, strike partner Jaime Ayoví scored twice to wrap up a fourth straight win for Sebastián Méndez’s side.