Blandi sends San Lorenzo top with win over Olimpo and Banfield claim a point against Quilmes (VIDEO)


It is still very early days and certainly a win over Olimpo is far from conclusive evidence but Pablo Guede’s San Lorenzo are beginning to find their feet and on Tuesday evening in Bahía Blanca, a Nicolás Blandi brace helped Los Cuervos to a routine 2-0 victory. Two headers in either half – the first from a Fernando Belluschi free kick and the second a rebound, after Ezequiel Cerutti had hit the underside of the crossbar completed back-to-back league wins. Still unbeaten and at least for the time being top of Zona A, San Lorenzo host Vélez at the weekend where anything less than another three points would be failure.

Quilmes have suffered a painful start to 2016 after conceding nine goals in their two leagude defeats. Banfield were also finding life difficult after significant sales over the summer and so the clash between the two represented an opportunity for three points. Matías Morales tapped Quilmes into an early lead after great work from Fernando Elizari down the left. After conceding a penalty in each of their games so far, the visitors may have thought their luck had changed when Santiago Silva crashed the spot kick against the bar but the veteran striker redeemed himself with a header midway through the second half. Banfield were unable to find a winner despite dominating for much of the game and Quilmes were able to escape with a first point of the season.

Olimpo  0 – 2  San Lorenzo

Banfield  1 – 1  Quilmes

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