Newell’s Old Boys remain winless after two matches while rivals Rosario Central collect all three points against Talleres.
The first match of the weekend involved Rosario Central travelling to Cordoba to take on Talleres Cordoba. Despite having double total shots (13 for Talleres in comparison to 6 from Rosario), only two were on target for Cordoba and one from Rosario and that one ended up being the match winner by Fernando ZAMPEDRI.
Former Argentina coach Edgardo BAUZA’s team took the lead off a corner kick where ZAMPEDRI was the first to head the ball and beat the goalkeeper. Veteran and former Argentina international Pablo GUINAZU (now 39, turning 40 later this month) started for Talleres.
In Rosario, it was Newell’s hosting Independiente and it was a disaster of a start for the home team. Emmanuel GIGLIOTTI scored in the third minute to give his team the 1-0 lead with the assist coming from Maxi MEZA. Hector FERTOLI drew level for the home team but GIGLIOTTI with an open net goal in the 43rd minute right before half time after some bad defending by Newell’s.
Fabricio FONTANINI kicked off the second half with a goal of his own to make it 2-2 and the final result. Joel AMOROSO was sent off in the 68th minute for Newell’s.
Saturday’s fixtures will be up following the end of the matches.