Sarmiento recorded an invaluable 1-0 win over Patronato in Junín on Monday night thanks to Guillermo Cosaro’s first half goal. Caruso Lombardi was tasked with keeping El Verde in the top flight when he took over at the club some weeks ago and this latest three points may just be enough to do that. Despite sacrificing much of the possession to the visitors, Sarmiento held on for the win and moved above Temperley and bottom-placed Argentinos Juniors in the descenso table.
Earlier in Bahía Blanca, a Giovanni Simeone header salvaged a point for Banfield after Joel Amoroso had given Olimpo an earlier lead. With nothing to play for but both sides making improvements since changing managers during the season, the end of the Transición couldn’t come soon enough.