Cristian Lema rescued a point for Newell’s with a late equaliser as Germán Burgos made it 2 draws from 2 games as manager of La Lepra.
Burgos sprung a surprise before the match with his starting line-up, dropping Ignacio Scocco and changing to a defensive 5-3-2 formation with Maxi Rodríguez playing up front with Jonatan Cristaldo.
Franco Negri put Newell’s in front in the first half with an impressive long-range effort but the home side controlled much of the second-half, equalising after 55 minutes and taking the lead with ten minutes to go.
With La Lepra looking like the might suffer their first defeat under Burgos, Cristian Lema forced the ball into the net five minutes before the end after Atlético Tucumán failed to deal with a Newell’s corner.
Watch the highlights of the match below.