Friday evening saw two clashes of potentially vital importance to the Copa Sudamericana qualification race. Argentinos Juniors beat already relegated Olimpo 1-0 through an early goal from Leonardo Pisculichi, while later on, in La Plata, Belgrano won by the same scoreline against a second-string Estudiantes side, courtesy of a Mauro Guevgozián goal. In a tight race for continental qualification, that means the two victors have a big boost, while it’s a kick in the teeth for Estudiantes. Colón, Defensa y Justicia, River Plate, Unión and Racing will be among the teams hoping to take advantage of the La Plata side’s defeat later in the weekend.
Argentinos Juniors 1-0 Olimpo
Estudiantes 0-1 Belgrano