On a weekend of contentious refereeing decisions, Gimnasia were the latest side to be angered by Superliga officials as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat away to Colón.
Javier Correa tapping in the only goal following a superb passing move shortly after half time proved to be decisive but Gimnasia were left to rue a number of missed chances and a strong penalty claim late on.
An excellent double save by Alexander Domínguez ensured Colón were still level at the break but Nicolás Dibble and Lorenzo Faravelli should have left the goalkeeper no chance.
Colón could have had a penalty of their own shortly after taking the lead but Gimnasia came on strong in the closing stages and after missing two guilt-edged chances, Germán Conti appeared to clumsily trip Jerónimo Barrales. Fernando Espinoza waved away the appeals and Maxi Coronel was sent off in the protests as Colón held on for the points.
Chacarita Juniors may also feel a little aggrieved after falling to a 3-0 defeat against Patronato despite hitting the woodwork twice and having anther effort cleared off the line.
Sebastián Ribas volleying his ninth goal of the season didn’t dent Chacarita’s confidence and the visitors were more than deserving of an equaliser. However, unable to find a way past Sebastián Bértoli, second half goals by Matías Garrido and Abel Peralta wrapped up a slightly flattering victory.
And lastly in Victoria, Tigre earned a draw from the visit of Defensa y Justicia. Fabián Bordagaray put the visitors ahead early but Diego Morales fired a deserved equaliser 20 minutes from time. Both sides were guilty of missing some clear chances but had to settle for a share of the points.
Tigre 1 – 1 Defensa y Justicia
Patronato 3 – 0 Chacarita Juniors
Colón 1 – 0 Gimnasia