All the talk from Zona Campeonato A has been whether Boca Juniors or River Plate would be taking the group’s place in the Copa Diego Maradona final yet Argentinos Juniors remain very much in the picture after a 1-0 win over Huracán.
A stunning Matías Romero goal just after the hour mark settled a close game and puts the Bichos just a point behind the two Buenos Aires giants with a final day clash against Boca on the horizon.
There was little between Argentinos and Huracán in Parque Patricios and the Bichos required a little bit of luck yet Romero’s moment of magic was worthy of winning any match. The 24-year-old had only come off the bench due to a first half injury to Gabriel Florentín but flicked the ball over the sliding challenge of Estebán Rolón before delivering a pile driver from 25 yards to break the deadlock.
Huracán may feel aggrieved that Kevin Mac Allister’s last ditch attempt to half Juan Garro went unpunished due to the forward opting to try and continue and get his shot away and if not that then certainly the late handball claim that was dismissed.
But it is Argentinos Juniors with hopes intact of lifting the cup. Saturday’s game against Boca is a must-win while they must also hope Independiente can do them a favour against River but with the decisive games falling between Copa Libertadores semi-final matches, stranger things have happened.