The last match of the first week was between Atletico Tucuman and Racing Club and it didn’t disappoint.
Racing were all over Tucuman in the first few minutes of the match. Matias ZARACHO had a shot from close range which bounced off the crossbar as Tucuman were left off the hook. That was until former Argentina man Lisandro LOPEZ opened the scoring for Racing Club in the 28th minute with a lovely one touch shot which curled into the back of the net.
Gustavo BOU doubled their lead following an individual effort by Augusto SOLARI who played a simple pass to BOU and he had an open net in front of him to score.
Guillermo ACOSTA brought Tucuman back in it as his shot bounced a few times along the way before beating ARIAS. BOU nearly added a third shortly after but his effort hit the side netting.
David BARBONA finally got Tucuman level with a lovely effort from long range although it must be said that ARIAS should probably have done better on the shot.
Leandro DIAZ had the match winner and should have scored to turn the comeback into a victory for Tucuman but his close range effort went over the crossbar.
Gabriel HEINZE’s Velez remain top of the league table following their 2-0 win against Newell’s Old Boys with five teams tied for second position. Here are the league standings:
The matches for the second week are as follows:
Talleres Cordoba vs. Rosario Central
Newell’s Old Boys vs. Independiente
Defensa y Justicia vs. Atletico Tucuman
Banfield vs. Gimnasia
Argentinos Juniors vs. Godoy Cruz
River Plate vs. Belgrano
San Martin vs. Patronato
Colon vs. Tigre
Aldosivi vs. Huracan
San Lorenzo vs. Lanus
Racing Club vs. Velez
Estudiantes vs. Boca
San Martin Tucuman vs. Union