The weather was only a little better but 24 hours on in a wet Buenos Aires, Huracán finally played the second half of their Copa Argentina clash with Victoriano Arenas and held on for a 1-0 win.
The rain poured down on Wednesday and after Andrés Chávez gave Huracán a 17th minute lead from the penalty spot, the pitch at the Estadio Alfredo Beranger progressively worsened.
Eventually at half time the match was called off and so the two side’s met again on Thursday afternoon to play the final 45 minutes.
Persistent rain ensured the pitch was still less than ideal and while both sides struggled to produce any real quality, there were chances at both ends. The recently promoted Primera C club couldn’t snatch the goal needed to force penalties and so Huracán will face Atlético Tucumán in the last 32.
Huracán 1 – 0 Victoriano Arenas
Later in Morón, Superliga newcomers San Martín de Tucumán edged past Patronato thanks to Claudio Bieler’s brace.
Veteran striker Bieler headed San Martín into an early lead and after goalkeeper Sebastián Bértoli missed one chance to level from the penalty spot, Patronato were given another opportunity and this time Mauricio Sperduti made no mistake from 12 yards.
With the game heading for penalties, a left-footed lob from Bieler in the 77th minute won it and with the victory San Martín will now face either Boca Juniors or Alvarado in the next round.
San Martín de Tucumán 2 – 1 Patronato