Rosario Central’s visit to La Plata was the tip for game of the week and while Estudiantes managed yet another victory and remained top of the Primera, it proved to be the exciting encounter that many had anticipated.
Estudiantes conceded their first goal of the season in the 22nd minute when Walter Montoya’s long range effort awkwardly bounced past Mariano Andújar but El Pincha responded almost immediately when Israel Damonte, back in the side after injury, capitalised on a Sebastián Sosa error to nod in an equaliser.
Lucas Viatri thumped in a penalty to put Nelson Vivas’ side ahead before half time but the lead lasted only six minutes of the second period. A well worked move was eventually finished by Marco Ruben but provided only brief parity.
Facundo Sánchez pounced on a knock-down in the six-yard box to volley in a third and when Central had Giovani Lo Celso sent off for a second yellow card, their hopes of stealing the points diminished. Eduardo Coudet was incensed by the decision and was sent from the dugout but in spite of defeat, Central can take encouragement from their display.
In Parque Patricios, Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was unable to follow up his debut victory as Huracán boss as Temperley stunned the home side to record a rare away win.
Marcos Figueroa rifled in a volley from an acute angle and although Federico Mancinelli swiftly pulled El Globo level, Alexís Zárate headed a winner after Marcos Díaz failed to claim a corner midway through the second half.
Following the impressive away win on his debut, a defeat in the Estadio Tomás Ducó against Temperley is a wake-up call for Caruso and Huracán.
Estudiantes 3 – 2 Rosario Central
Huracán 1 – 2 Temperley