Torneo Final 2013: Lanús get back to winning ways & go top temporarily (video)

There were three matches on Saturday in the 2013 Torneo Final, and whilst they weren’t as high-scoring as Friday’s two, they had their moments, and a couple of fine finishes. In Santa Fe, Unión and Belgrano drew 1-1, a result that sees Unión’s points-per-game average remain at exactly 1, and as such doesn’t help them at all in the promedio relegation table, which they remain bottom of. In La Paternal, Argentinos Juniors’ late surge wasn’t enough to prevent Lanús from getting a 2-1 win – breaking a run of three straight draws – to retake the leadership of the championship, at least until Newell’s Old Boys play on Monday evening. And in Avellaneda, Racing drew 0-0 with Vélez Sarsfield in a fairly dull game. All the goals are here.

Unión 1 – 1 Belgrano

18 minutes in, Lucas Aveldaño headed the visitors into the lead, and that, were this the old Unión from last year, would have been that. But though they’re going down whatever happens, Unión have a bit more to them since Facundo Sava took over, and they managed a point thanks to a stonking long range shot from Juan Ignacio Cavallaro in the 63rd minute.

Argentinos 1 – 2 Lanús

Silvio Romero was the key figure for Lanús, bundling home with the aid of a deflection to give them the lead just 7 minutes in, and doubling their lead with a much more nicely-worked goal after 67 minutes. Matías Martínez’s header in the 82nd minute set up a nervy finish, but Argentinos never really looked likely to score a second, and so it proved.


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