Highlights: Newell’s 1-0 Barracas Central

Highlights: Newell’s 1-0 Barracas Central

After two consecutive defeats, Newell’s Old Boys won an important three points in the league on Saturday night at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.

Facundo Mansilla’s 32nd minute header from a corner was the only goal scored in a scrappy affair that could have easily ended in a draw but for some good saves from Lucas Hoyos.

Mansilla’s goal means defenders have scored the goals for Newell’s in all 3 of our last league games and a woeful Djorkaeff Reasco miss in the closing moments will have demonstrated again to Gabriel Heinze the need for the attackers to improve.

Mansilla, selected to partner Willer Ditta in defence ahead of the experienced Gustavo Velazquéz, was probably La Lepra’s best performer and looked calm in everything he did despite a poor outing in the previous defeat to Instituto.

Newell’s now have an 8-day break before going away to neighbours Colón, who have yet to win a game, in Santa Fe next Monday night

Watch the highlights of the match below.

Newell’s v Barracas Central Match Goals & Highlights

Newell’s v Barracas Central Player Ratings

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