A wet and wild weekend in Buenos Aires hit the Superliga calendar but if you missed any of what did survive from round seven then catch up with all the highlights from over the weekend. Here is a quick recap of all the results and all the goals…
A police request over a lack of security available in Rosario had already seen Central’s fixture against San Martín de San Juan postponed and torrential rain in Buenos Aires on Saturday morning also wiped out two further matches.
One fixture did remain on that day and with victory in La Paternal, Racing Club took a five-point lead at the top of the table. A Marcelo Díaz masterclass in midfield controlled the game and goals either side of half time from Jonathan Cristaldo and Lisandro López gave La Academia a 2-0 win. Eduardo Coudet’s side have dropped just two points but have something of a defensive crisis after Lucas Orban’s suspension and Alejandro Donatti’s injury ahead of next week’s clash with Boca Juniors.
Boca bounced back from last week’s Superclásico defeat to head into an important few days with a morale boosting victory over Colón. Lisandro Magallán, Mauro Zárate and Carlos Tevez scored to give the defending champions a 3-1 win in La Bombonera and Boca must now secure a Copa Libertadores semi final spot before trying to peg back Racing.
River Plate also warmed up for Libertadores action with a convincing win. A 5-1 thrashing of bottom of the table Lanús set Marcelo Gallardo’s side up for Tuesday’s clash with Independiente, who were held to a goalless draw by Tigre.
Defensa y Justicia picked up an impressive win over Godoy Cruz in Mendoza to climb into sixth while Huracán defeated Belgrano thanks to Andrés Roa’s superb strike to send El Globo third.
That defeat for Belgrano made matters at the bottom of the Promedio increasingly tight. The bottom four remain the same but Patronato picked up a first win of the season with a 2-1 result at home against Talleres to close the gap.
San Martín de San Juan as mentioned saw their game postponed, Tigre picked up a point and Gimnasia suffered a narrow defeat to Unión but it is newcomers San Martín de Tucumán, who are looking increasingly likely to make a swift return to the B Nacional. El Santo were minutes away from a first victory before Adrián Calello gave Banfield a last minute point.