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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