Three rounds into the new Superliga season and if you missed any of the highlights over the weekend, here is a quick recap of all the results and all the goals…
Three games, three wins and no goals conceded – Edgardo Bauza continues to revive Rosario Central and as it stands his side remain the only team with a 100 per cent record this season.
Newly promoted San Martín de Tucumán visiting the Gigante de Arroyito was likely to be Central’s easiest fixture in these opening rounds and while it proved hard work, goals by Washington Camacho and Fernando Zampedri secured a 2-0 win.
Central travel to Avellaneda next Sunday to face Racing Club, who are right behind the leaders after cruising to a comfortable 3-0 win over Patronato. Despite resting players Eduardo Coudet’s side were too much for their relegation threatened hosts and Pol Fernández, Ricardo Centurión and Maxi Cuadra secured a simple three points.
Godoy Cruz are also unbeaten and on seven points after defeating Newell’s Old Boys in Mendoza. A sensational Santiago García volley set El Tomba on their way and Diego Dabove’s side look set to have another positive campaign.
Boca Juniors remain in the unfamiliar position of playing catch-up as the champions were held to a goalless draw by Huracán following last week’s defeat.
And there was further frustration for Argentina’s other Copa Libertadores representatives. River Plate’s goalscoring woes continued and while Franco Armani’s incredible run of not conceding goes on, Marcelo Gallardo will be concerned that his attack were unable to break down Argentinos Juniors at the Monumental.
Independiente suffered defeat to Defensa y Justicia in Avellaneda ahead of their last 16 clash with Santos, Estudiantes were undone by Belgrano thanks in part to Matías Suárez’s contender for goal of the season and so Atlético Tucumán were the only other Libertadores contestant to secure three points – Rodrigo Aliendro smashing in a last minute winner against Colón.
The weekend also produced the first managerial casualty of the season as Ezequiel Carboni parted ways with Lanús after a damaging defeat to Aldosivi at La Fortaleza.
Talleres got up and running with a 2-0 win over Gimnasia and Tigre and San Lorenzo both picked up their third draws of the campaign. El Matador, in the thick of the relegation battle, allowed San Martín de San Juan to claim a point in Victoria while Claudio Biaggio’s side came within minutes of breaking Unión’s unbeaten home streak only for Franco Fragapane to salvage a draw.