Another full round of fixtures in the Superliga saw the league leaders consolidate their position after last week’s disappointment. In case you missed any of the games and goals, here is a quick rundown plus the updated league tables.
Defeat to ten-man San Martín last weekend was a blow to Racing Club and Eduardo Coudet was understandably furious with his players but after a slow opening 45 minutes back at the Cilindro, Chacho got what he wanted with victory over San Lorenzo on Sunday morning.
Nicolás Reneiro had given a weakened San Lorenzo side a first half lead only for Racing to appear rejuvenated after the break and goals by Lisandro López and Pol Fernández secured an important three points at the top of the table.
A stunning golazo by youngster Cristian Ferreira handed River Plate victory over Aldosivi while Boca Juniors suffered defeat away to Gimnasia as both sides clearly focused on their midweek Copa Libertadores semi final second legs.
And remaining grande, Independiente slipped to defeat against unbeaten Atlético Tucumán in a typically raucous Estadio Monumental José Fierro.
The game had gone back and forth but Pablo Fernández’s costly red card ten minutes after coming on saw Atlético punish El Rojo and run out 4-2 winners. A result that not only kept El Decano’s unbeaten run intact but moved Ricardo Zielinski’s side back into second.
Defensa y Justicia are the only other side yet to lose this season and despite fielding a second string eleven against San Martín snatched a last gasp win in San Juan. Marcelo Larrondo’s winner moved El Halcón third and with two games in-hand, Defensa y Justicia could yet go top.
Union remain in fourth despite seeing their 17-match unbeaten home run come to an end with defeat against Godoy Cruz and Huracán climbed to fifth with an impressive come-from-behind win over Colón.
Vélez Sarsfield are up into sixth after Braian Cufre’s thunderous strike handed Gabriel Heinze’s side a 1-0 win over Belgrano and El Pirata were only grateful to see that Defensa y Justicia winner to ensure San Martín didn’t open up any further gap to safety.
There was no real change at the foot of the promedio thanks to those results but Patronato did pick up a valuable late win over Rosario Central to move level with Belgrano and close on San Martín de San Juan.
Tigre were held to a draw by fellow strugglers Lanús and San Martín de Tucumán followed up their win over Racing with a point from their trip to Córdoba against Talleres.