It’s likely to still be a long season back in the top flight and relegation is expected to a threat throughout but promoted Aldosivi recorded an impressive victory over Huracán in Mar del Plata to at least for now climb clear of the drop zone.
That is of course a slight misnomer given Aldosivi’s average in the promedio can fluctuate to rapidly with such a limited sample of games but the manner in which Gustavo Álvarez’s side came from behind to defeat Huracán bodes well.
The home side had started well but fell behind after eleven minutes when Diego Mendoza slotted in from the penalty spot and it would have been easy for Aldosivi to fold.
However, El Tiburón remained dangerous and levelled just after the hour mark when Iván Colman’s long range effort took a huge deflection off Saúl Salcedo and left Marcos Diaz wrongfooted.
With the points in the balance, Aldosivi snatched it three minutes from time. Substitute Cristian Chávez danced through the Huracán defence beating three or four players before cutting the ball back for Matías Pisano to steer the ball in.
If Aldosivi can make the Estadio José María Minella a difficult place to go then El Tiburón have every opportunity of avoiding the drop.
Aldosivi 2 – 1 Huracán
One game on Sunday that promised little on paper was Tigre’s visit to Colón but despite neither side boasting much of an attack and the home side usually defending so well, the pair served up yet another 2-2 draw.
After a goalless first half Diego Vera opened the scoring, firing in unmarked from close range against the club he only left a few weeks ago. Unable to hold that lead for long Tigre found themselves pegged back soon after when veteran Clemente Rodríguez burst forward from left back to cut inside and score a rare goal.
Minutes after coming on Juan Cavallaro restored Tigre’s lead when he pounced on a defensive error to round goalkeeper Leonardo Burián and roll in the second but after Federico González missed the chance to make it three from the penalty spot, Tigre were made to pay.
Fine margins decide games and after González’s spotkick came back off the underside of the crossbar, Javier Correa slid in an 83rd minute equaliser for Colón. Given Tigre’s precarious position in the relegation battle, Cristian Ledesma will be hoping that miss doesn’t prove costly.
Colón 2 – 2 Tigre
And in Sunday’s early kickoff, San Martín de San Juan managed to see off Patronato.
Like Tigre, a missed penalty proved costly for relegation threatened Patronato as Sebastián Bértoli put his effort wide just before the break and ten minutes after the restart, Martín Bravo expertly curled in the only goal of the game.
In what is already a relegation six-pointer the result was vital for San Martín and with Patronato yet to score this season, the Paraná club are already looking in deep trouble.