Talleres were made to wait for the their first win back in the top flight until last weekend but on Friday evening, Frank Kudelka’s side earned a second and while La T may have bemoaned their misfortune earlier in the season they rode their luck in Córdoba to see off Defensa y Justicia.
The visitors enjoyed the majority of possession and fashioned a number of good openings of their own but it was Talleres that took their chances with two goals either side of half time. Jonathan Menéndez was excellent in the win over San Martín last week and the 22-year-old cut in superbly from the left to rifle in the opener before crossing for Sebastián Palacios to tap in the second after 53 minutes.
Not for the first time this season El Halcón’s profligacy in front of goal was costly and Ariel Holán’s side slip to 26th in the table with only the one win.
Earlier in Junín, Olimpo claimed a hard fought point against Sarmiento thanks in part to an excellent performance by Nereo Champagne in goal. An Alexis Niz error gifted the visitors a penalty in the opening stages and Érik Correa made no mistake in slotting the ball past Julio Chiarini. However, the lead lasted only until the 33rd minute when Adrián Balboa raced onto a ball over the top to equalise. Neither side could find a winner and so both remain firmly in the relegation zone.
Sarmiento 1 – 1 Olimpo
Talleres 2 – 0 Defensa y Justicia