There is still a way to go in this season’s Superliga relegation battle but Patronato breathed some hope into their survival bid with a late win over ten-man Unión on Friday evening.
It had looked as though Patronato would allow a great opportunity for a vital three points to slip away after a string of missed chances and two shots against the woodwork against a Unión side playing with ten after Walter Bou’s first half sending off.
The Unión striker’s high boot planting firmly into the chest of goalkeeper Matías Ibáñez earned Bou his marching orders but Cristian Tarragona, Lautaro Comas and Gabriel Ávalos all wasting chances, victory was slipping away until substitute Hugo Silveira scored two minutes from time.
Patronato remain in the relegation zone but closed to within four points of safety after Colón could only pick up a point from the visit of Racing Club.
Colón’s form has made the Sabalero the most likely candidate to save one of the clubs currently occupying the bottom three yet there were fresh signs of life in Diego Osella’s side.
Racing were coming in with the momentum of a historic clásico win in their sails but were unable to follow it up with what would have been only a second win under Sebastián Beccacece.
A wonderful Matías Zaracho goal put Racing ahead just after the hour mark, the Argentina under-23 international back from sealing a place at the Olympics finishing emphatically following a fine burst forward by Matías Rojas.
Colón though didn’t give up and Wilson Morelo headed an equaliser from an 80th minute corner. Luis Rodríguez, who had missed one good chance during the first half then sent a header inches wide before Darió Cvitanich did the same at the other end.
The point leaves Colón still in huge danger and saw Racing miss the chance to climb into the top four.