Juan Manuel Azconzábal will be the next Huracán manager but Néstor Apuzzo deserves credit for overseeing what could prove to be a crucial three points when Talleres visited Parque Patricios on Friday evening. El Globo began the day level with Sarmiento in the fourth and final relegation position and had won just once all season while the visitors were unbeaten in eight. However, as is so often in the case in the Primera, the form guide went out the window and after an evenly contested 82 minutes, second half substitute Lucas Chacana struck a winner. Talleres failed to clear a free kick into the penalty area and Carlos Quintana’s header fell at the feet of Chacana, who volleyed the ball past Guido Herrera.
In Mendoza, Sebastián Méndez was taking charge of last Godoy Cruz match after resigning earlier in the week but Gimnasia ensured it wasn’t to be a victorious farewell after punishing some horrendous defending to run out 3-0 winners. Nicolás Ibáñez was gifted the opener on the brink of half time after Maxi Correa was caught in possession from Rodrigo Rey’s short goal kick and the home side’s failure to deal with a long ball upfield allowed Ibáñez to double the lead shortly after the break. El Tomba had otherwise been the better side but were unable to find the net and with five minutes remaining a limp backpass by Luciano Abecasis allowed Leandro Contín to add a simple third.
Huracán 1 – 0 Talleres
Godoy Cruz 0 – 3 Gimnasia