Newell’s snatch last gasp draw with Talleres, San Lorenzo see off Unión & Vélez secure important win (VIDEO)


Talleres are now eight matches unbeaten but were within seconds of sealing an impressive win over Newell’s Old Boys in Córdoba. Ignacio Scocco’s first half own goal looked to have given La T all three points but deep into injury time with 30 seconds of the five minutes remaining, Joel Amoroso nodded a dramatic equaliser. The result was probably a fair reflection but the manner of the draw will come as a huge disappointment to the home side.

San Lorenzo moved at least temporarily level on points with Estudiantes at the top of the table after a hard fought victory over Unión in the Nuevo Gasómetro. Martín Cauteruccio’s first half free kick and Nicolás Blandi’s thumping header shortly after the break had Los Cuervos cruising but the visitors ensured Diego Aguirre’s side were unable to take their foot off the gas. Franco Soldano pulled a goal back but even when Cauteruccio added his second in the 83rd minute to reestablish the two-goal lead a superb Guido Vadalá strike set up a nervy final few minutes.

In Liniers, two goals in five minutes gave Vélez Sarsfield an important win in their battle to avoid the drop against relegation rivals Atlético de Rafaela. Cristian Nasuti headed the opener a minute after half time and before La Crema could regroup Mariano Pavone squeezed a shot past Ramiro Macagno from a tight angle. The visitors had their chances but were unable to find a way back and it will take an extraordinary second half of the season for Atlético to avoid slipping into the Nacional B.

Talleres  1 – 1  Newell’s Old Boys

San Lorenzo  3 – 2  Unión

Vélez Sarsfield  2 – 0  Atlético de Rafaela

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