Racing Club picked up a massive 3-0 to momentarily go top of the Argentina Superliga table while Matias SUAREZ and Rodrigo ALIENDRO scored two goal of the season contenders.
Match day three of the Argentine Superliga saw Belgrano finally get the full 3 points as they won 2-1 against Estudiantes. A cheap giveaway by Estudiantes in midfield lead to a Belgrano counter attack and Adrian BALBOA finished it off with a tap in.
Matias SUAREZ made it 2-0 with an absolute peach of a goal, arguably goal of the season. The former Anderlecht man flicked the ball over the defender, went around his marker and side chipped the goalkeeper.
Estudiantes pulled one back in injury time in the second half when Sebastian OLIVARES of Belgrano scored an own goal.
The second match on Friday saw Racing Club travel to Patronato and dismantle the home side in a 3-0 win. Guillermo FERNANDEZ opened the scoring in the 30th minute with a goal from the edge of the penalty area. Always in the headlines, Ricardo CENTURION made it 2-0 in the 51st penalty off a penalty.
A terrible back pass by Patronato lead to Pablo CUADRA receiving the ball as he exchanged passes with Gustavo BOU before CUADRA scored to make it 3-0 and the victory.
Still Friday, Defensa y Justicia managed a 1-0 win against Independiente. Nicolas FERNANDEZ latched on to a loose ball and after being left all alone due to poor marking, scored past the goalkeeper.
Friday’s last match brought a late goal in Atletico Tucuman’s 2-1 win against Colon. Mathias ABERO VILLAN made it 1-0 for Tucuman, a goal from a difficult angle. Marcelo ESTIGARRIBIA equalized for Colon after a 67 meter sprint and a lovely counter attack.
Rodrigo ALIENDRO gave Atletico Tucuman the win in the 89th minute with a goal of the season contender (a different style from that of Matias SUAREZ’s goal). A 95.2 km/h shot from outside of the area, an absolute rocket.
Saturday’s first match saw Talleres get a 2-0 win away against Gimnasia. It took 69 minutes before the first goal as Andres CUBAS scored. In injury time, Mauro ORTIZ made it 2-0 to seal the win.
The first draw of the weekend came between Tigre and San Martin, a 2-2 score means that Tigre remain win less after three rounds. A lovely goal by Juan CAVALLARO opened the scoring, a lovely shot from outside of the penalty area.
San Martin drew level after a big mistake from Augusto BATALLA as the former River Plate and Argentina U20 man blundered on the ball and Martin BRAVO pounced. Diego MORALES was at the end of Tigre’s second goal, a great team goal which sliced the San Martin back line apart. However, it was heart break for the home side as with just nine minutes from time, Diego CARDOZO scored to snatch the three points away from Tigre.
A second goalkeeping mistake by BATALLA as he wasn’t able to hold onto the shot and CARDOZO scored the rebound from close range.
River Plate and Argentinos played to a 0-0 draw as both teams are now still without a win. For Marcelo GALLARDO’s men, it’s three draws out of three while Argentinos are at two draws and one loss.
Sunday’s matches are Velez hosting Banfield, Aldosivi away to Lanus, Rosario Central looking to go top of the table against San Martin de Tucuman and Huracan close out the day against Boca. Monday has Godoy hosting Newell’s and Union against San Lorenzo.