Rosario Central lose to Banfield and San Lorenzo defeat Temperley as the title ends up at La Bombonera (VIDEO)


Ultimately it mattered very little as Boca defeated Tigre but Rosario Central’s dreams of a league title were ended on Sunday afternoon when they were defeated by a talented, if inconsistent, Banfield side. With a Copa Argentina final on Wednesday to prepare for, Eduardo Coudet named Marco Ruben, Marcelo Larrondo and Franco Cervi on the bench and his weakended side struggled to contain the home side. On-loan River Plate striker, Giovani Simeone headed El Taladro in front to edge Boca to league glory and when Claudio Villagra added a second in first half stoppage time, any slim chance for Central looked extinguished. Banfield could have extended their lead with Mauricio Cuero and Juan Cazares both threatening and although Franco Niell did pull a goal back for Central it was a mere consolation. The title was already being celebrated in La Bombonera when the whistle blew in Banfield and Central must now look ahead to the Copa Argentina. It has been a wonderful 2015 for Eduardo Coudet and his underdogs but they must lift a trophy with this current team before it is dismantled.

San Lorenzo successfully kept up their part of the bargain with a routine 2-0 win over Temperley but they will have to make do with second place and a spot in the Copa Libertadores this season. Goals from Martín Cauteruccio and Nicolás Blandi sealed a deserved victory over the still relegation threatened visitors but Los Cuervos have come up short in 2015. The Gasómetro said farewell to Edgardo Bauza, as the Libertadores winning coach took charge of his final home match and it will be an interesting 2016 for El Ciclón.

Banfield  2 – 1  Rosario Central

San Lorenzo  2 – 0  Temperley

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