When these two sides last met in the Primera in 2015, San Lorenzo were challenging for the title and Huracán were scratching around the bottom for points but it didn’t prevent El Globo celebrating a famous clásico victory. Early this season and the positions remain similar but after the Huracán bus crash that led to several postponed fixtures and then both sides kicking off their Copa Libertadores campaigns with defeats, three points on Saturday would have provided a timely boost.
Far from a classic, San Lorenzo were not as open as they have been in recent weeks with perhaps the gruelling away trip to Quito in midweek taking it’s toll. However, despite the game remaining goalless well into the second half, both sides had chances to open the scoring.
In the 58th minute, the visitors opened up Huracán for the first time and Fernando Belluschi slid in the opener for his first in the Primera since arriving in Bajo Flores. As the game crept into stoppage time, it appeared this would be decisive and El Globo would be receiving another early blow.
Into the fourth minute of the allotted injury time and just as he has done on numerous occasions, Ramón ‘Wanchope’ Ábila was on hand to save the home side. Cristian Espinoza volleyed Alejandro Romero Gamarra’s deep cross back across goal and the iconic Wanchope smashed the ball into the net, claiming a point with the last kick of the game.