The Copa Libertadores might be taking a break due to the global health emergency but Racing Club are well placed for the restart after securing a second victory in Group F over Alianza Lima.
La Academia’s 2-1 win away to Estudiantes de Mérida last week was made a little more nervy due to a number of missed opportunities and once again Racing made harder work of inferior opponents in Avellaneda.
An empty Cilindro saw Racing dominate Alianza Lima from start to finish but just a single goal was the difference. Nicolás Reniero a minute after coming off the bench capitalised on an error by Rubert Quijada to cut inside and drill a left-footed shot under goalkeeper Leao Butrón.
Just as he was a week earlier Matías Zaracho was the main culprit for squandering chances and the midfielder headed against the post late on before missing the target completely in stoppage time.
It didn’t matter and with maximum points, Racing sit pretty in Group F, level with Nacional, with the pair already battling it out for top spot.