The chances of Newell’s Old Boys winning the title this season appear to be fading fast after they were involved in a 2-2 draw with their opponents Union Santa Fe. Even though a 2-2 draw looks extremely bad in the context of the match and the title race, it could have gone even bad for them.
Newell’s Old Boys have to come back from two goals down after they conceded two early goals in the match. They were going into the half-time break trailing the match 2-0, and it could have gone even worse had it not been for the brilliant comeback in the second half.
Martin Tonso made the difference for the home team in the first few minutes after coming on in the second half. He scored the first goal for the team that contained Gabriel Heinze. Ignacio Scocco then equalised things for Newell’s Old Boys in the 61st minute, but they were unable to find the winner in the remaining half an hour of the match. As a result, they remain two points behind the leaders Lanus and Velez Sarsfield. However, since both these teams have a game in hand, this lead could potentially be five points once they play their game in hand.
As a result, it leaves Newell’s Old Boys with very little chance of recovering in the title race. It has been a poor run of form for Newell’s Old Boys, as they have been able to secure just four points from the last five matches. They have drawn all but one match in the last five, which has put them with just 30 points from the 17 matches played so far. It was not long ago that they were in excellent form. Meanwhile, the fifth placed team Belgrano Cordoba could only manage a 1-1 draw with San Martin San Juan.