Independiente find themselves managerless on Sunday evening after losing by a single goal to Huracán in Argentinos’ stadium. Claudio Borghi, who’s overseen just two wins so far in the Apertura, and three consecutive defeats after the loss today to Leandro Díaz’s brilliant overhead kick, stood down from his post after the match, telling reporters; ‘after the match I already knew I had to go, it was logical.’
The win for Huracán lifted them off the bottom of the table at last in front of a crowd whose noisiest contingent was the away fans chanting for Borghi’s head. Ismael Sosa wasted the best chance of the first half for Independiente, but it was about the only one El Rojo managed as Huracán created more in what was, all the same, not an especially impressive performance. In the second half Díaz provided the one moment of real quality with a spectacular chilena which left Fabián Assman, in the Independiente goal, with no chance.
After three golden points for Huracán, there’s more good news, because as Independiente lose their boss, El Globo are in talks to secure a new one of their own. Angel Cappa, who’s currently working in Spain for sports paper Marca, has told the website of Argentina’s El Gráfico that he’s looking forward to taking over very soon, once the ‘t’s have been crossed and ‘i’s dotted on the finer details of his contract and severance from his current position. Francisco Russo, who will be Cappa’s assistant, is to start working with Huracán’s current caretaker boss Héctor Martínez in the next few days, according to Cappa himself.