Estudiantes dealt a blow to Atlético Tucumán’s dreams of Copa Libertadores after coming from behind to defeat Boca Juniors in La Plata. A second string Boca side took an early lead when Andrés Chávez headed past Mariano Andujar in a suspiciously offside position but El Pincha responded well. Twice in the space of five minutes, Gastón Fernández found a yard of space in the penalty area and diverted a cross from the right past Guillermo Sara. Former Boca striker Lucas Viatri wrapped up the win in the 88th minute when for the second time, Sara was second to claim an aerial ball. Boca have far more important Libertadores matters to deal with this week but the result means that Estudiantes jump back into second and are in pole position for that 2017 Libertadores qualification spot.
Rosario Central shared Boca’s distraction but Eduardo Coudet’s reserves managed to salvage a point against Quilmes. Federico Andrada ran clear to give Los Cerveceros a first half lead in the Gigante de Arroyito but Mauro Cetto headed a deserved equaliser in the 85th minute for a share of the spoils and avoid a third consecutive home defeat.
In Mar del Plata, Aldosivi had just enough to beat Atlético Rafaela and earn only a second win in thirteen matches. Santiago Rosales was the provider to enable Neri Bandiera to score the opener and Sebastián Penco doubled the lead before half time. La Crema pulled a goal back in second half stoppage time through Gabriel Graciani but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
Rosario Central 1 – 1 Quilmes
Aldosivi 2 – 1 Atlético Rafaela
Estudiantes 3 – 1 Boca Juniors