Godoy Cruz heap pressure on Huracán & nine-man Talleres hold Arsenal (VIDEO)

Bottom of the table Godoy Cruz had lost fifteen of their eighteen games before Monday evening and yet still proved too much for a Huracán side in a dangerous nosedive.

Without a win since October’s clásico against San Lorenzo, Huracán and Godoy Cruz are already being dragged into next season’s relegation battle.

Despite the dreadful form of both sides there were chances at either end before a smart finish from captain Santiago García broke the deadlock just before the break. And it got worse for Huracán just after the break, Miguel Merentiel poking the ball past Antony Silva to double the lead.

A late rally saw Martín Ojeda hit the crossbar from a free-kick and Juan Vieyra pull a goal back in stoppage time with a tremendous acrobatic volley but it was too late.

Godoy Cruz remain bottom of the Superliga but it should be Huracán truly concerned about their current plight.

Godoy Cruz  2 – 1  Huracán

Earlier in Sarandí, Talleres held Arsenal to a draw despite being reduced to nine men.

Guilherme Parede had given Talleres the lead before the half hour mark, the Brazilian following up Franco Fragapane’s saved penalty, but the visitors saw Diego Valoyes sent off before the break.

A man down and inviting pressure it took only five minutes of the second half for Juan Manuel García to slide in an equaliser and once Leonardo Godoy was shown a second yellow card to further hinder Talleres, Arsenal sensed an opportunity.

Seven minutes from time the home side had their best chance but Nicolás Giménez’s penalty was well saved by Guido Herrera and it earned Talleres a point.

Arsenal  1 – 1  Talleres