Coming off the back of a positive draw in La Bombonera, Huracán chalked up their first win of the season on Friday evening against a Colón side growing increasingly concerned over a winless Superliga run that now stretches to eleven games.
A pretty dire contest that had produced very little action of note only came to life on the hour mark when Gonzalo Escobar tripped Rodrigo Gómez allowing the Huracán midfielder to drill the resulting penalty low past Leonardo Burián.
Andrés Chávez almost doubled the lead for the home team but when Mauro Bogado was shown a second yellow card for a handball it provided a glimmer of hope for Colón in the final ten minutes.
However, despite being down to ten men substitute Fernando Coniglio wrapped up the win with a wonderfully taken goal. The big centre forward was shipped out on loan last season but may yet provide Huracán with a useful option, taking the long ball out of the air and finding the bottom corner from just outside the box.
As frustration boiled over Cristian Bernardi was sent off in stoppage time and Colón’s sorry start to the season goes on. Pablo Lavallén with five wins from fifteen games in all competitions may begin too feel the heat and the Copa Sudamericana now takes even greater significance.