The final game of Round 4 was not only the best game of the weekend’s fixtures but was significant in that it was the first time that all of the ‘big 5’ had lost in a single weekend. San Lorenzo’s fine run that had continued from last season is well and truly over after defeats to Argentinos Juniors and River Plate in the Copa Sudamericana, this was a chance to bounce back and show their title credentials. Instead some poor defending and some fantastic goals ensured Quilmes were victorious, despite having to take the lead 3 times. READ MORE AND SEE ALL THE GOALS FROM THE 3-2 WIN HERE….
Quilmes took the lead early when a free kick was swung across the San Lorenzo penalty box and flicked to the back post where Fernando Telechea was completely unmarked to slide the ball home. The lead lasted 30 minutes, when San Lorenzo speed merchant, Gonzalo Veron broke free down the left before cutting inside, aided by some rather soft defending and curling his shot beautifully inside the far post.
The second half continued in much the same way as the first with both teams looking equally dangerous but equally vulnerable at the back. In the 56th minute, Quilmes retook the lead when Luciano Abecasis drilled his volley expertly into the bottom corner. Once again, San Lorenzo came back and again it was the pace of Veron that was the problem. This time Veron was halted as he sped across the penalty box but the ball fell to ex-Quilmes striker, Martin Cauteruccio and he made no mistake in thumping the ball into the net to draw level.
At this stage either side could have won it but the best was saved until last when Arnaldo Gonzalez caught the sweetest of volleys from the edge of the penalty area after San Lorenzo had failed to adequately clear a corner. A fantastic goal to win any match but another one which San Lorenzo manager, Juan Antonio Pizzi will be furious to concede.