‘Bou es Argentino’ the Racing supporters remind the world and if their talismanic centre forward maintains his current form, not only might Europe finally come calling but so too the opportunity to wear La Albiceleste. On Saturday, with his side trailing 2-0 to Quilmes and down to ten men, Bou inspired Racing to a remarkable victory.
La Academia have been poor on the road this season and so when Federico Andrada put Quilmes ahead with a wonderful header after eight minutes it appeared as though their troubles would continue.
Things got worse when Pablo Alvarez was adjudged to have elbowed Gabriel Ramírez, earning a red card and conceding a penalty that allowed Andrada to double the lead before half time.
Quilmes, still in deep relegation trouble, could sense victory and needed to see out the second half but simply couldn’t contain Bou and his supporting cast of Marcos Acuña and Lautaro Martínez.
Bou pulled one back swiftly after the break with a low free kick and soon after crossed from deep for youngster Martínez to equalise.
Racing were a constant threat on the counter and five minutes from full time, Acuña raced down the left and crossed for Pablo Cuadra to net the dramatic winner.
Earlier in Rosario, Maxi Rodríguez volleyed the 4,000th goal in the professional era for Newell’s Old Boys and more importantly the only goal in a win over Atlético de Rafaela. La Lepra ensure that they remain five points behind leaders Boca Juniors but for La Crema, it was another defeat nearer to relegation.
In another important match at the bottom of the descenso, Temperley picked up a vital three points as they were able to take advantage of a under-strength Aldosivi to win 1-0. Marcos Figueroa raced clear to smash the ball into the top corner and give El Gasolero the win but safety remains a long way off.
Newell’s Old Boys 1 – 0 Atlético de Rafaela
Temperley 1 – 0 Aldosivi
Quilmes 2 – 3 Racing Club