Argentina’s managerial merry-go-round never stops for long and as Gabriel Milito began his second spell in charge of Estudiantes with victory, the blooper that allowed Matías Pellegrini to score the game’s only goal could push Antonio Mohamed towards a swift exit from Huracán.
Without a win since Mohamed’s first game back in charge, some seven Superliga matches have come and gone and hopes at one point of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores have now left El Globo out of the Sudamericana spots.
Badly struggling for goals Carlos Auzqui rattled the crossbar early on but it was another limp display from Huracán and Estudiantes’ solitary goal after half an hour was utterly shambolic. Goalkeeper Antony Silva and full-back Christian Chimino left a loose ball in the six yard box for one another and as Matías Pellegrini closed in, Silva booted the ball against the player and into the net.
Unable to find an equaliser, Huracán slumped to a fourth straight defeat and although Antonio Mohamed insists he won’t be walking, El Globo will be reviewing his position in the coming weeks.
Huracán 0 – 1 Estudiantes
Earlier at the Estadio Florencio Sola, Hernán Crespo was again left to rue his side’s defensive vulnerabilities as even Julián Carranza’s 85th minute penalty wasn’t enough to secure all three points from the visit of Godoy Cruz.
Banfield’s first blunder gifted Juan Martín Lucero an early opener for Godoy Cruz but Carranza slid in a quick equaliser and from there El Taladro looked the likelier winners.
While creating the majority of chances, Banfield never appeared entirely comfortable and Santiago García could have nicked a second sooner jinking past two defenders only to clip his finish off target.
However, Luciano Abecasis’ clumsy challenge on Nicolás Silva presented Carranza with what should have been a chance to win it. The 18-year-old slotted in from the spot to give Banfield the lead but it lasted only two minutes, Fabián Henríquez heading in at the near post from a corner to snatch a point.