Primera champions Lanús showed signs of recovery in their clásico victory over Banfield last weekend but were sharply brought back to earth in Córdoba on Saturday evening by Talleres.
La T’s defeat to Unión last Monday was only a second defeat in twelve but Frank Kudelka’s side responded perfectly to see off Lanús and climb to sixth in the table overnight.
After a goalless first half in which the home side probably should have led it took less than a minute after the restart for Talleres to break the deadlock. Jonathan Menéndez in acres of space able to fire the ball into the bottom corner.
Lanús fired back immediately through José Sand but Talleres capitalised on a poor defensive performance and Emanuel Reynoso drilled the ball through a crowded penalty area to reestablish the lead.
Sebastián Palacios wrapped up the points with a close range header after Leonardo Godoy burst down the right and Esteban Andrada failed to deal with his low cross.
Atlético de Rafaela’s slim hopes of survival took a huge hit after relegation rivals Huracán snatched a point thanks to Nicolás Romat’s stunning last minute volley.
La Crema looked to be heading to an invaluable three points after Leandro Díaz’s goal shortly after half time but with seconds of injury time remaining, Romat struck a dipping volley that glided into the top corner and saved El Globo from defeat.
Finally in Avellaneda, Racing and Tigre looked primed for a thrilling contest after an early goal apiece before rain rain in Buenos Aires put an end to the match prematurely.
Diego González had slide Racing ahead with barely a minute on the clock but a poor clearance from Agustín Orion at the other end saw Tigre immediately equalise through Sebastián Rincón.
With the pitch rapidly deteriorating, the officials spoke with both captains before deciding after 23 minutes that enough was enough. The remainder of the match will be played later.
Atlético de Rafaela 1 – 1 Huracán
Racing Club 1 – 1 Tigre
Abandoned in 23rd minute
Talleres 3 – 1 Lanús