There would appear to be no great escape from Temperley this season after Huracán handed El Gasolero another defeat and edged Gastón Esmerado’s side closer to relegation.
Andrés Chávez, who scored his first Huracán goal in last week’s clásico draw with San Lorenzo, rifled El Globo ahead but it was Temperley that maintained the upper hand for much of the game.
Huracán goalkeeper Marcos Díaz had to remain alert to keep Temperley’s attack out but probably should have conceded a penalty when he tripped Fernando Brandán and if the home side felt aggrieved by that decision, Germán Delfino disallowing Ignacio Boggino’s equaliser pushed them over the edge.
Esmerado was sent from the dugout and after failing to see his team draw level watched on as Ignacio Pussetto clipped in a second for Huracán just before the hour mark.
A correct offside decision denied Brandán a goal and although Franco Sosa pulled one back ten minutes from time, Temperley couldn’t muster an equaliser.
Temperley 1 – 2 Huracán
In La Paternal, Argentinos Juniors maintained their push for a Copa Sudamericana spot with victory over Newell’s Old Boys.
Omar de Felippe had enjoyed a dream start as Newell’s manager last week but was brought back down to earth with defeat at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Nicolás González headed the only goal midway through the first half and while the closest Los Bichos came to a second was González smashing the crossbar, they held on for a thoroughly deserved win.
Later in San Juan, San Martín put an end to their seven-match winless streak with an emphatic 3-0 win over Gimnasia.
Nicolás Maná and Claudio Spinelli gave the home side a two-goal lead at half time and with little improvement from El Lobo, Luis Ardente made it three from the penalty spot shortly after half time.