Paolo Montero’s certainly had a positive impact on Colón’s defence as El Sabalero kept a third clean sheet of the season but they still needed a huge slice of good fortune to take all three points from the visit of Talleres. La T were left fuming from a late penalty decision given for a foul that was clearly outside the area and the home side took full advantage as Ismael Blanco slotted in the only goal of the game.
Talleres have more than held their own in the three matches since their promotion but are yet to claim victory and Frank Kudelka will be rightly more aggrieved with Friday’s result than either of those previously.
The visitors had looked the more threatening for large parts of match in Santa Fe but were unable to find a way past Jorge Broun.
With a little over ten minutes remaining the game swung in favour of the home side when Carlos Quintana brought down Cristian Bernardi as he bore down on goal but crucially outside the penalty area.
Referee Facundo Tello produced a second yellow card for Quintana and after consulting his assistant pointed to the spot to the disbelief of Talleres.
Ismael Blanco beat Guido Herrera for his second goal since returning to the club and it sent Colón top of the table. The three points maintain Montero’s unbeaten start and with seven points, at least for now, El Sabalero sit at the summit.