It isn’t too often that an away side really takes the game to Boca Juniors in La Bombonera and it is even less common that the home side are on the wrong end of a refereeing decision but on Sunday night Talleres claimed a historic win over the league leaders and Guillermo Barros Schelotto was left seething over a missed handball.
Boca hadn’t lost in the league since the opening round and so when Junior Benítez poked in his first goal for the club midway through the first half, that record looked safe despite Talleres’ best efforts.
However, on the stroke of half time, Victorio Ramis combined well with Emanuel Reynoso and the centre forward drilled the ball past Agustín Rossi to send the visitors in level at the break.
Boca were knocking on the door in search of a second and were perhaps unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty for handball before Walter Bou hit the post but with ten minutes remaining, Sebastián Palacios nicked the ball from Gino Peruzzi and when the ball found Reynoso unmarked the youngter made no mistake.
Barros Schelotto’s side remain top but could not extend their lead while Talleres continue to impress despite their lengthy summer break.
In Bahia Blanca, Olimpo and Banfield went back and forth but it was the home side that snatched all the points thanks to Yonathan Cabral’s late header.
Los Aurinegros remain in the drop zone but close the gap on those clubs sitting nervously just above them while Banfield resume the season with two defeats after a difficult summer.