Defeat to Independiente last week denied Talleres the opportunity to go top and on Friday evening another loss once more prevented La T climbing to the summit. Struggling Atlético Tucumán were the hosts and earned a 2-1 win following a three-game winless run in which they hadn’t managed a single goal.
Leandro Díaz scrappily gave Atlético the lead from close range when a corner hadn’t been cleared and while there was still time for Jonathan Menéndez to scuff a good chance to equalise for Talleres, the home side deservedly led at the break.
A lack of clear chances after the break meant the game remained in the balance until ten minutes from time. Guido Herrera got down smartly to stop an initial shot on goal but substitute Ramiro Carrera was ideally placed to tap in Atlético’s second.
In stoppage time Talleres pulled a goal back with one of the few moments of genuine quality, Nahuel Bustos playing a quick one-two to cut through the defence and the 21-year-old slotting in his fourth of the campaign.
It proved only a consolation so Talleres remain in third while earlier in Rosario, Newell’s Old Boys also missed the chance to climb in the table after a goalless draw with Banfield.
Frank Kudelka’s in-form side were the only Superliga team to have scored in every game so far but a flat performance saw Newell’s struggle to carve out any real opportunities. Banfield weren’t much better but did ensure that Alan Aguerre had to remain alert in the Newell’s goal to keep his clean sheet.
Despite the fine start Newell’s have made in the league only two points separate the two teams in the promedio table and so relegation is still a concern. La Lepra’s form suggests that they are looking upwards while Julio César Falcioni is still attempting to turn the tide on his return at Banfield after a torrid run of form since last season has dragged El Taladro into the thick of it.