Leading 5-0 from the first leg only the most remarkable of comebacks would have denied Tigre a place in the Copa Superliga final and as Atlético Tucumán imploded on their own turf, El Matador secured an away win that wrapped up a comfortable 6-0 aggregate victory.
Atlético started brightly enough and Rodrigo Aliendro struck the post assisted by referee Germán Delfino, who had inadvertently blocked Tigre’s attempt to clear on the edge of the box. The home side will feel it was the only moment of assistance from Delfino as the first half unravelled and resulted in two red cards.
Aliendro talked his way into a sending off after picking up an initial foul on Diego Morales and then frustration boiling over to earn himself a swift second. Soon after Yonathan Cabral followed in similarly stupid circumstances, the defender kicking the ball at Agustín Cardozo as the Tigre midfielder lay on the ground leaving Atlético still in need of five goals to force penalties and down to nine men.
With the tie over, Tigre were coasting and on the hour mark substitute Hugo Silveira headed the visitors in front.
The midweek saga of whether or not Tigre would be granted Copa Libertadores football in 2020 appears to now be positive and regardless of whether El Matador defeat either Boca or Argentinos Juniors lie in the final, Néstor Gorosito have at least forced the debate on the relegation system