On the same afternoon that Rosario Central and Racing suffered set backs, Boca Juniors also proved that balancing the league with the Copa Libertadores is not easy as Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side slumped to defeat away to Tigre. Two goals in five second half minutes handed victory to Pedro Troglio’s side and proved that Boca’s decision to rest Carlos Tevez et al was costly.
Lucas Janson’s close range header after 64 minutes broke the deadlock and with Boca needing to just steady the ship they fell further behind moments later. Jonathan Silva’s loan switch to La Bombonera has so far not proved to be the success that many had expected and the young left-back scored one of the own goals of the season when he horribly sliced the ball into his own net when trying to volley Janson’s left wing cross clear.
Boca’s title Transición title challenge is over but with the far more important matter of a Libertadores clash with Racing on Wednesday, there is no time to dwell on defeat.
In Córdoba, Belgrano ended their run of three straight defeats with a resounding 3-0 win over Gimnasia. After a goalless first hour, Fernando Márquez poked the hosts in front before Jorge Velázquez and an Iván Etevenaux thunderbolt from the edge of the penalty area sealed the win.
Tigre 2 – 0 Boca Juniors
Belgrano 3 – 0 Gimnasia