While Boca and Juniors battle it out for a place in the Copa Diego Maradona final from Group A, Banfield took a significant step to booking their place with a hard fought 2-1 win over Colón. A victory that leaves El Taladro four points clear at the top of Group B with two games to play.
A stunning strike from tournament top scorer Luis Miguel Rodríguez broke the deadlock before half time to give Colón the lead. Banfield though have shown plenty of fight since football’s return in Argentina and on the hour mark they were level, 21-year-old Giuliano Galoppo rising to head his fourth goal.
It looked as though the sides would share the points until three minutes from time when substitute Mauricio Asenjo sent a header flying past Leonardo Burián and into the corner.
Banfield’s lead was extended after Talleres could only salvage a point from their trip to Gimnasia.
After an early floodlight failure disrupted proceedings Talleres led when Juan Méndez’s deflected effort left Jorge Broun wrong-footed.
Gimnasia responded well and just after the break Leonardo Morales smashed in an equaliser. When youngster Bruno Palazzo headed a second ten minutes from time, the home side appeared to be heading for three points until Joel Soñora found the back of the net with a wonderful curling effort.
Talleres face Banfield next Monday in need of a win if they are to catch the Taladro and make the final.