With San Lorenzo not playing this weekend due to their match against Independiente postponed due to El Rojo’s involvement in the Recopa this week, Boca took the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the league to seven points.
The champions were made to work harder than expected by Temperley in La Bombonera but Frank Fabra’s overhit cross was enough to earn the points and mean that Carlos Tevez’s saved penalty went unpunished.
Rivals River Plate’s woes continued with a seventh defeat in nine. Marcelo Gallardo’s side may have had record signing Lucas Pratto on from the start but their sluggish display was exposed by a Lanús side, who hadn’t won since October.
Talleres’ fine form continued with a narrow victory over Banfield to climb into second and Godoy Cruz maintained their impressive 100% home record with a 2-1 win against in-form Belgrano.
Elsewhere, there were exciting wins for Defensa y Justicia and Rosario Central over relegation candidates Chacarita Juniors and Huracán and Vélez were dragged closer to trouble after defeat to rivals Patronato.
In case you missed any of the action, here are all the games, all the goals and how the table looks after round fifteen…
Defensa y Justicia 4 – 2 Chacarita Juniors
Unión 0 – 0 Arsenal
Newell’s Old Boys 0 – 1 Colón
Vélez Sarsfield 0 – 2 Patronato
Gimnasia 0 – 0 Estudiantes
Olimpo 1 – 2 Racing Club
Godoy Cruz 2 – 1 Belgrano
Talleres 1 – 0 Banfield
Boca Juniors 1 – 0 Temperley
Lanús 1 – 0 River Plate
Atlético Tucumán 2 – 1 San Martín
Tigre 2 – 0 Argentinos Juniors
Huracán 2 – 3 Rosario Central