Lanus may have ended San Lorenzo title hopes – all the action (video)


Lanus celebrate a thrilling home win but may have ended San Lorenzo’s title hopes

After two goalless draws in the matches between All Boys and Tigre and then Atletico Rafaela and River Plate, Wednesday’s round of games looked to be a somewhat dull affair. Thankfully, the later game in Lanus provided a fair degree of entertainment and could have big implications on the title race. Lanus came from behind to defeat San Lorenzo 3-2. The result could leave El Ciclon 6 points off the pace at the end of Round 13. SEE MORE OF ALL OF WEDNESDAY’S ACTION….


Worrying times for All Boys and Manager, Julio Cesar Falcioni as this is now 6 games without a win and they now find themselves in the relegation zone. Tigre created the better chances particularly in the second half but neither side could do enough to snatch the win.


River’s woeful attack continued to fire blanks last night and it is now 4 straight games without a win and without a goal. Only 8 goals in their 13 matches tells you all you need to know. That said, they were the better side in Santa Fe and had a goal incorrectly chalked out for offside but there is no escaping the lack of cutting edge in this current River side.


San Lorenzo would have gone top had they won in Lanus and for periods of the game that looked likely. However a second half turnaround from the home side saw Lanus take all 3 points and inflict a serious blow to any title aspirations.
Lanus took the lead after just 4 minutes, hitting San Lorenzo on the counter. Santiago Silva fed Pereyra Díaz and his accomplished finish left Sebastian Torrico picking the ball out of his net.
El Ciclon responded well and eventually found an equaliser. Leandro Romagnoli had just missed a guilt edged chance but from the resulting corner, Santiago Gentilletti was able to volley a loose ball past Agustin Marchesin.
Just after the break, the visitors were in front. Romagnoli’s long range effort took a hefty deflection and left Marchesin wrong footed and with no chance.
Everything was going well for El Ciclon until just after the hour mark when Lucas Melano jumped in front of Torrico to head Lanus level.
Then with 18 minutes remaining, Lanus found the winner. Melano stole the ball from Gentilletti and fed Diaz and once again he made no mistake on slotting past Torrico.
If Newell’s win their game with Godoy Cruz in Rosario tomorrow evening the lead at the top could be too great for San Lorenzo to recover.

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