­čôŁHurac├ín 2-1 Rosario Central: Globo hold on amid late red cards

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Brendan Doherty

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In this matchday 16 contest in the Superliga Argentina, fourth-placed Hurac├ín hosted Rosario Central, who were sitting down in 16th place though a game behind their rivals.

The home side struck a quick double-fire before the half-time break to stun the visitors from Rosario.

In the 40th minute, Andr├Ęs Roa scored the gameÔÇÖs first goal. The 25-year-old Colombian was able to run into space and round goalkeeper Jerem├şas Ledesma while hobbling.

Just four minutes later, the goal-scorer left the match through injury but Hurac├ín doubled their advantage shortly thereafter.

Lucas Gamba set up Lucas Barrios on a silver platter for the teamÔÇÖs second goal in first-half stoppage time.

While Rosario Central appeared shell-shocked on the pitch, manager Edgardo Bauza introduced forward Germ├ín Herrera to good effect to start the second half. The Argentine veteran pulled one back for the visitors just four minutes after half-time.

Herrera tapped in a rebound from close range after goalkeeper Antony Silva palmed away a powerful header from centre back ├ôscar Cabezas in the 49th minute.

As the second half wore on, Herrera tested the Globo net a couple more times and tempers rose. It all boiled over in the 82nd minute when Gonzalo Bettini upended Walter P├ęrez of Hurac├ín before N├ęstor Ortigoza drove the ball into the his head while laying on the ground.

After an extended series of pushing and shoving, the referee decided to show a red card to Ortigoza but also to Hurac├ín captain Federico Mancinelli.

An ugly end to rather takes away from a match that contained a bit of entertaining football.

Rosario Central remain on 18 points with the road loss and have slipped further down the table

Hurac├ín move up to 30 points and, at least temporarily, rise to third in the Superliga Argentina table pending the resolution of Atl├ętico Tucum├ínÔÇÖs match.