San Lorenzo thrashed Gimnasia in El Nuevo Gasómetro to move 2 points clear at the top of the table, at least until Newell’s play. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side dominated from the start and were good value for their 3 goal win and also showed that they have goals in them in spite of missing Martin Cauteruccio. Gonzalo Veron’s pacy burst made the first as he sliced through Gimnasia’s defence and then unselfishly squared the ball for the impressive Ignacio Piatti for the easiest of goals. 5 minutes into the second half and, this time, it was Pablo Alvarado who skipped through the porous defence and finished himself past Fernando Monetti. Soon after, the game was dead and buried when Piatti found himself at the end of a nice passing sequence and clipped the ball into the net for his second. Atletico Rafaela defeated Olimpo by two goals to nil and added a crucial 3 points in the relegation fight. An early penalty scored by Diego Vera set up the victory before Federico Gonzalez ensured the win in the 82nd minute. For Olimpo it’s now 5 consecutive away defeats, a stat they will want to remedy soon. SEE THE GOALS HERE….
SAN LORENZO 3 – 0 GIMNASIA LA PLATA
ATLETICO RAFAELA 2 – 0 OLIMPO