Unión maintain fine start with win over Olimpo, Huracán hold Defensa y Justicia & Atlético Tucumán unable to find way past Belgrano (VIDEO)


Friday evening’s fixtures didn’t provide much excitement but Unión’s wonderful unbeaten start to the Superliga continued as El Tatengue saw off relegation threatened Olimpo with two quick-fire second half goals.

Olimpo slip into the relegation zone and with only one point from the opening five rounds, they should be worried. Unión were far superior but were unable to make a breakthrough in the first half. However, it took 30 seconds after the restart for Franco Soldano to smash in his fourth goal of the season.

Minutes later and the contest was over, as Olimpo’s defence parted and allowed Lucas Gamba to run clear and slot in the second. Nicolás Herranz was sent off for Olimpo shortly after and it was left for the home side to pick up a simple third win of the campaign.

In Florencio Varela, Defensa y Justicia put Nelson Vivas’ resignation behind them to put in an improved performance up against a dogged Huracán. Despite having the better of it, El Halcón couldn’t find a way past Marcos Díaz and instead had to settle for a point.

Later in Tucumán, the locals were celebrating this week’s anniversary this week but were unable to do so with a victory as the visit of Belgrano also ended goalless. Both sides had chances and Atlético struck the post in the second half but neither could find the net. Belgrano were more than good value for the point and Sebastián Méndez will be pleased by his side’s improvements this term.

Defensa y Justicia  0 – 0  Huracán

Unión  2 – 0  Olimpo

Atlético Tucumán  0 – 0  Belgrano


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