After a draw against San Lorenzo on the opening weekend and a surprising Copa Argentina defeat to Olimpo, Racing Club returned to form with a convincing 4-1 over Temperley in the Cilindro de Avellaneda.
A narrow opening first half in which both goalkeepers had been called into action had almost come to an when Juan Musso’s long punt downfield managed to release Enrique Triverio allowing the recent signing to poke the ball past the onrushing Josué Ayala and roll it into the empty net.
That injury time goal opened up the game and around the hour mark, Ayala was again rounded as impressive youngster Matías Zaracho doubled the lead.
Musso ensured the two-goal lead remained intact with an outstanding stop from Marcos Figueroa and minutes later, Racing led by three thanks to Sergio Víttor’s stunning free kick.
Ramiro Costa headed a goal back for Temperley but there was still time for Colombian Andrés Ibargüen to tap in his first goal for Racing and complete the victory.
A little earlier in Paraná and Argentinos Juniors made a losing start to their Superliga season despite leading early through Braian Romero.
Los Bichos’ second top scorer last season instinctively headed in from close range to give the newly promoted side the lead but Maxi Cavallotti flapping at a free kick into the box eventually saw Lucas Márquez nod in an equaliser for Patronato.
The visitors had the chances to win it during the second half but in the 74th minute Sebastian Ribas climbed unmarked to head a decisive second.
There were positives to take from the performances perhaps but a defeat away to relegation rival is an early blow to Argentinos Juniors.
Patronato 2 – 1 Argentinos Juniors
Racing Club 4 – 1 Temperley