Racing’s inconsistent form away from Avellaneda saw Ricardo Zielinski’s side squander two more points on Saturday evening as Huracán claimed a draw thanks to Ignacio Pussetto’s 90th minute equaliser.
With Gustavo Bou injured, talented youngster Lautaro Martínez started for the visitors and scored the opening goal with a wonderfully executed half-volley at the near post. Argentina’s most recent debutant, Marcos Acuña created it down the left but Martínez’s movement and finish showed just why the likes of Real Madrid have been keeping tabs.
La Academia were far from their best and with the pressure increasing towards the final whistle, Huracán finally forced their way level. Agustín Orión could only parry an initial effort and Ignacio Pussetto pounced on a rebound to poke the ball into the net, despite the Racing protests that his boot was high. When the final whistle blew neither side were happy with referee Mauro Vigliano, after he also denied the home side a penalty in injury time but Racing would have been fortunate to leave Parque Patricios with all three points.
In Santa Fe, Unión held off the spirited challenge of Temperley to record a fourth win of the season and leave El Gasolero firmly in the drop zone. Franco Soldano nodded El Tatengue in front and soon after it was two, when Diego Godoy finished off a swift counter attack. Adrián Arregui did manage to pull a goal back before half time with an unmarked header but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation. Unless there are significant changes soon, Temperley’s lack of goals and woeful away record will see them back in the Nacional B.
Unión 2 – 1 Temperley
Huracán 1 – 1 Racing Club