With so many wins down at the foot of the descenso, things are getting rather tight in the relegation battle with just three rounds remaining. Arsenal created a little more breathing space with a 2-1 win away to Belgrano while Olimpo celebrated victory in a six-pointer against Huracán, leaving their visitors in great peril.
Ignacio Pussetto actually handed Huracán an early lead in Bahía Blanca but three goals in nine first-half minutes turned the game on its head. Fernando Coniglio nodding in the rebound from his own saved penalty then headed a second before Rodrigo Cabalucci’s dipping shot beat Marcos Diaz.
The home side had Lucas Villarruel sent off late on but held on for the points and with it climbed above their visitors and away from the drop zone.
In Córdoba, Belgrano’s woeful season continued with defeat to Arsenal. Leonardo Rolón tapped the visitors in front and although Mariano Barbieri immediately equalised, the points were sealed by a moment of brilliance from Federico Milo. The midfielder span away from a challenge in the penalty area to toe-poke the ball into the net and provide the match with a worthy winner.
Humberto Grondona appears to have guided Arsenal to safety after all with his side now holding a cushion of those scrapping for points just below.