Deportivo Morón’s Copa Argentina dream is still alive after a nervy penalty victory over Unión in Córdoba. Having already knocked out San Lorenzo, the Primera B Metropolitana side took another Superliga scalp by eliminating Unión.
After a goalless draw the tie was to be decided at the spot and when Damián Martínez saw Unión’s sixth effort saved it was left to Franco Racca to slot in the winner.
Morón will face Olimpo in the quarter finals after the Aurinegro saw off saw the spirited challenge of Federal A club Gimnasia de Mendoza in Sarandí.
A dreadful Diego Mondino own-goal handed Olimpo the lead and when Emiliano Tellechea volleyed in a second from close range, Gimnasia looked down and out. However, Mateo Ramírez ensured things remained interesting when he nodded a goal back before the break.
Tellechea’s second reestablished the lead but an immediate Pablo Cortizo goal made for a tense final half an hour. Olimpo held on and later discovered Morón were up next with a place in the semi finals up for grabs.
After two closely contested last 16 clashes, Atlético Tucumán found things far easier against Sarmiento in Salta. Two goals in two first half minutes by Hernán Hechalar and Ismael Blanco put El Decano firmly in control and when David Barbona poked in a third shortly after half time, the tie was over.
Alejandro Melo rifled in a fourth late on to complete the victory and so either Huracán or Vélez Sarsfield lie in wait in the quarter finals.
Olimpo 3 – 2 Gimnasia de Mendoza
Unión 0 – 0 Deportivo Morón (4-5 on penalties)
Atlético Tucumán 4 – 0 Sarmiento