For a while Talleres will have felt that they might be the team to end Unión’s impressive unbeaten home record and La T will certainly sense that they should but after Gonzalo Maroni’s controversial sending off, Leonardo Madelón’s side snatched another victory.
It could have been different. Talleres goalkeeper Guido Herrera saw a penalty saved in the opening few minutes but despite that early setback Junior Arias volleyed the visitors in front after half an hour.
Unión had been a threat and had already come close before Talleres’ opener but it took only two minutes to equalise, Franco Troyansky powerfully heading past Nereo Fernández.
The home side grew increasingly dangerous but with the score level it could have gone either way until referee Julio Barraza harshly showed Gonzalo Maroni a straight red card for an alleged elbow.
And just after they did with the Talleres goal, Unión took immediate advantage, Franco Soldano once again showing why he is one of the best number nine’s in the league with a superb header.
It was only a second win of the season for Unión but El Tatangue are unbeaten and now up in fifth.
Unión 2 – 1 Talleres
Earlier in Liniers, Vélez Sarsfield responded well to their defeat to Boca before the international break with a deserved victory over San Martín de Tucumán.
Gabriel Heinze’s side had already hit the woodwork twice through Lucas Robertone and Jonathan Ramis when they eventually took the lead just before half time. A fine passing move released overlapping full-back Braian Abero and his low cross was swept home by the impressive Robertone.
The 21-year-old would hit the post again in the second half but as Vélez were unable to find a second it made for a nervy finish. The home side eventually held on for a much needed three points while winless San Martín looks odds on for a swift return to the B Nacional.
Vélez Sarsfield 1 – 0 San Martín de Tucumán
Another side that looked certain to slip out of the Superliga are Patronato and against Gimnasia, a direct rival on Sunday, the Paraná club slumped to a 2-0 defeat.
Selling Sebastián Ribas and Adrián Balboa during the window always looked like a suicidal move and without a goal scored so far this season it has proved to be the case.
Gimnasia are hardly a free-scoring side themselves, particularly away from La Plata, but Santiago Silva’s quick-fire brace in the first half was enough for all three points. The first a delicate chip over Sebastián Bértoli to finish off a swift counter and the second a firm header was a throw back to El Tanque’s better days as one of the top flight’s best strikers.