A single time was enough Defense and Justice to liquidate Atlético Tucumán. With three goals scored in the first stage by Santiago Solari, Nicolás Fernández from penalty and David Barbona, Florencio Varela’s team ratified what they had already shown in their victory a week ago against Independiente and cWith 12 points he went on to share the top of the table along with Lanús, San Lorenzo and Talleres de Córdoba.
The Tucumans, for their part, have nothing to do with the team that last year came to fight for the title. They occupy the penultimate place with only two points and are complicated again by the low average since they were three places from the first place of direct descent.
At 12 minutes and entering the far post, solar santiagoi hit a cross from full-back Sant’Anna from the right and opened the score for Defensa, which increased to 36 when, after a long consultation with VAR, referee Leandro Rey Hilfer awarded a penalty for the locals. Marchiori, the Atlético goalkeeper, saved Nicolás Fernández, but Rey Hilfer, after further consultation, decided to kick it again overtaking the gatekeeper. This time Nicholas Fernandez He did not fail and made it 2 to 0 for Defense.
In stoppage time and after a great combination with Fernández, Barbona made it 3-0 and virtually assured the result. Atlético was in the second stage, a hymn to impotence and Defense was always close to fourth, but could not make it happen.