Despite conceding a goal for the first time in over 555 minutes of football and playing the majority of the match with ten men, Colón made it six straight wins with a 2-1 victory over Tigre in Santa Fe.
Diego Vera stabbed in from close range midway through the first half to give El Sabalero the lead, the recent signing’s third goal in as many games, but when Lucas Ceballos was sent off shortly after and the floodlights failed it felt as though it perhaps wasn’t Colón’s night.
The power came back and minutes into the second half Tigre were level thanks to Jorge Broun spilling Ramón Mierez’s effort into the net but as it looked as though the home side’s run was coming to an end, Nicolás Leguizamón nodded in from close range at a set-piece.
Tigre’s woeful away record goes on while Colón’s hot streak shows no sign of letting up – Eduardo Domínguez’s side are up to sixth, level with River and Racing, only six points off the top.
A little earlier in Paraná, and two previously goal-shy sides, Patronato and Olimpo played out an entertaining 4-3 thriller, eventually won by the relegation threatened visitors.
Sebastián Bértoli put Patronato ahead from the penalty spot but Olimpo responded with Diego Cabalucci goals either side of half time. Franco Troyansky and Emiliano Tellechea put the Aurinegro into an unassailable lead but it didn’t prevent the home side setting up a nervy ending thanks to goals from Damián Arce and Matias Quiroga.
Olimpo held on for all three points and with it moved out of the relegation zone, moving Arsenal and Quilmes into danger.
Patronato 3 – 4 Olimpo
Colón 2 – 1 Tigre