It was a mixed evening for Racing Club after one half of their fearsome strike duo was in sensational form while the other was stretchered off with what looked like a serious knee injury.
Gustavo Bou dazzled in the Cilindro with two superb goals and an assist to ensure a 4-3 victory over Huracán but Lisandro López suffered a tear of his knee ligaments and will face at least two months on the sidelines.
The veteran striker had given Racing the lead just after the half hour mark with a close range header but a fine volley by youngster Norberto Briasco brought Huracán level at the break.
It took five minutes of the second half for Bou to restore Racing’s lead when he latched onto a short backpass to round Matías Giordano and slide in a simple second.
Bou’s first was efficiently dispatched, his second was exquisite as the striker delicately lobbed the standed Giordano.
Huracán were not done yet though and David Depetris capitalised on some sloppy Racing defending to reduce the deficit before former Argentina under-20 international Lucio Compagnucci rifled in an equaliser from distance.
With ten minutes remaining Bou proved decisive when his fine work on the right and low cross allowed Brian Mansilla to tap in the winner.
Racing Club 4 – 3 Huracán