Gimnasia finally win, and Racing hand out a thrashing

Alvaro Navarro celebrates scoring Gimnasia's first goal of the season

Two comfortable wins for the home sides in Friday’s two matches left fans of Gimnasia La Plata and Racing celebrating. Gimnasia’s 3-0 win over Huracán was not only their first victory of the season, but also brought the first goals their team have scored. Racing, a little later, took a 1-0 lead into the break after a somewhat fortuitous opener (and after Sebastián Blanco, Lanús’ number 10, had been booked for diving when in fact he’d been fouled in a very ugly and very clear manner), and Lanús were also down to ten men after Agustín Pelletieri was sent off for an over-enthusiastic protest by the referee. With Racing’s luck, a Lanús victory looked inevitable, then; but the second half brought three more goals for La Academia, and none for their opponents. You can see all seven of the evening’s strikes right here.

Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 3 – 0 Huracán

Racing Club 4 – 0 Lanús

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