A largely reserve River Plate side ended their recent run of poor results in Bahía Blanca against Olimpo thanks to a wonderful headed goal by Leonardo Pisculichi midway through the second half. Despite any hopes of finishing in the top two are gone for Marcelo Gallardo’s side the result is a timely boost ahead of their final Copa Libertadores group game and next weekend’s superclásico.
In Paraná, Banfield earned only their second win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Patronato. Two superbly taken Giovani Simeone goals handed El Taladro a first win since the opening weekend.
Patronato 0 – 2 Banfield
Olimpo 0 – 1 River Plate