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Rodriguez fires Atletico Tucuman to Superliga summit

Saturday - September 15, 2018 12:28 pm , Category : SPORTS
Buenos Aires Sep 15 (IANS) Veteran forward Luis Rodriguez scored a hat-trick as Atletico Tucuman rose to the top of the Superliga Argentina standings with a 3-0 home victory over fellow Argentine football club Tigre.
Rodriguez struck in the eighth minute with a delightful chip over goalkeeper Augusto Batalla after a counter-attack. He then made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after being brought down by Ignacio Canuto here on Friday reports Xinhua news agency.
The 33-year-old who earned a sole Argentina cap in 2009 struck his third goal with a sublime volley into the top left corner after a failed clearance.
The result at the Monumental stadium lifted Atletico to 11 points from five matches one point ahead of second-placed Racing Club who have a game in hand.
In Friday s only other match Matias Pisano and Cristian Chavez netted second-half goals as Aldosivi jumped to fourth in the 26-team standings with a 2-0 win at Estudiantes.

--IANS tri/ksk

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