Neither Huracán nor Rosario Central had been particularly exciting this season so it was something of a welcome surprise to see the two sides battle it out in a game that had five goals, a red card and a missed penalty. Central prevailed despite seeing Fernando Tobio sent off 20 minutes from time and El Canalla have now won five of their last seven Superliga matches.
A thumping Fernando Zampedri header put El Canalla in front early and on the stroke of half time, a swift counter following a fine save by Jeremías Ledesma saw Germán Herrera bundle in a second.
Huracán, still not entirely safe from relegation despite their lofty league standing, needed a response after the break and they got that just after the hour mark thanks to a smart finish by Israel Damonte.
Damonte came close to equalising with a lob from distance but the back-peddling Tobio punched the ball away from under the crossbar, denying a goal but earning himself a red card and gifting a penalty to Huracán.
Fernando Coniglio stepped up to level the match but blazed over and as the home side poured forward to find the elusive equaliser, Central extended their lead, Joaquín Pereyra tapping in.
Damonte pulled another back in stoppage time but could do nothing to avoid Huracán slipping to a second consecutive defeat.
Huracán 2 – 3 Rosario Central
A little earlier in Victoria and Tigre earned only their second win of the season as Cristian Ledesma celebrated the first victory of his managerial career.
Tigre started brightly but were undoubtedly aided by the sight of Argentinos Juniors striker Lucas Barrios limping off with a hamstring injury after 23 minutes. Following a goalless first half, Lucas Menossi made the breakthrough just after the break and with 20 minutes remaining a wonderful Diego Morales strike doubled the lead.
The visitors hit the crossbar late on but Tigre were good value for their win and having been sucked towards the relegation zone, the three points come as a huge boost.
And finally, Atlético Tucumán sealed a late win over San Martín thanks to Javier Toledo’s 87th minute header.
Luis Rodríguez had given El Decano a first half lead from the penalty spot having already hit the post with a fine, long range effort and while goalkeeper Augusto Batalla had preserved that lead, there was nothing the River Plate loanee could do to stop Claudio Spinelli’s equaliser.
The sides looked to be sharing the points but three minutes from time recent signing Toledo rose to head in from Francisco Grahl’s corner.
Atlético Tucumán 2 – 1 San Martín
Tigre 2 – 0 Argentinos Juniors