Huracán go second with win over Chacarita, Colón just behind with victory against Tigre & Defensa y Justicia surprise Banfield (VIDEO)


Relegation may still be a concern but in the weird world of Argentine football, Huracán also rose to second, four points behind league leaders Boca Juniors after victory over Chacarita Juniors.

With Ramón Abila out injured, Huracán were supposed not to carry as much of a threat but the visitors led inside the first quarter of an hour when Norberto Briasco thumped in a volley. Chacarita came close on a number of occasions with Mauro Matos hitting the foot of the post but Huracán’s lead was extended on the hour mark thanks to a second penalty in as many games for Mauro Bogado.

A fourth win in five games pushes El Globo near the top of the Superliga and for now at least relegation looks highly unlikely.

Colón’s unbeaten start to the season continued on Friday as Eduardo Domínguez’s side chalked up a 3-1 win over Tigre to climb level on points with Huracán.

El Sabalero, usually so sound defensively, actually fell behind to Tigre after Maxi Caire bundled in at the back post after 36 minutes but three second half goals swiftly turned things around. Pablo Ledesma’s long range effort bobbled past Federico Crivelli to level it and soon after Diego Vera put the home side ahead from the penalty spot. Cristian Bernardi wrapped up the points with a wonderfully taken chip as Colón remain the only unbeaten side.

Earlier in the Estadio Florencio Sola, Banfield slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Defensa y Justicia. Despite making a strong start to the season, El Taladro have now won only once in six matches and were undone on Friday after ten minutes with Juan Kaprof nodding in the game’s only goal.

Banfield  0 – 1  Defensa y Justicia

Chacarita Juniors  0 – 2  Huracán

Colón  3 – 1  Tigre

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