Victory for Banfield would have secured the first place in the Copa Diego Maradona final but an injury time winner from Diego Valoyes gave Talleres three points and leaves Group B wide open ahead of the final round of fixtures.
It took only four minutes for Franco Fragapane to nod Talleres into the lead and yet the tournament’s breakout star Giuliano Galoppo struck his fifth goal of the campaign to bring Banfield level. The 21-year-old midfielder arriving in the box to hit an accurate first-time shot past young goalkeeper Joaquín Blázquez.
With half time moments away a heavily deflected Tomás Pochettino shot put Talleres back in front and when Luciano Lollo was sent off soon after the restart, Banfield’s luck had appeared to have run out.
However a penalty converted by Juan Álvarez two minutes from time looked to have given Banfield a vital point until deep in stoppage time when Valoyes volleyed a winner.
Banfield host San Lorenzo next weekend knowing that a win will still be enough to win the group.