It’s been quite a couple of weeks for San Lorenzo and after two victories in the Copa Libertadores turned their fortune around, Diego Aguirre’s side recorded back-to-back wins in the league, beating Rosario Central 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
While Aguirre had looked close to the sack only a week or so ago, Central have been in formidable form under Paolo Montero but saw their seven-match unbeaten streak come to an end in a wet Nuevo Gasómetro.
Néstor Ortigoza’s chipped penalty gave Los Cuervos a half time lead and when Matías Caruzzo turned in the box to force the ball past Diego Rodríguez the points looked in the bag. Teo Gutiérrez pulled one back with a smart finish and ensured a nervy end to the game but the home side held on for all three points and closed to within six points of Boca at the top.
Earlier in Mar del Plata, Huracán likely made sure of their Primera safety with a 3-0 win over troubled Aldosivi. El Tiburón had looked in decent shape when the season first resumed after the extended break but are now on a six-game losing streak and the manner of the loss on Sunday would be worrying.
Mariano González slotted El Globo ahead seconds before the half time whistle and two moments of incredibly soft defending allowed Diego Mendoza and Norberto Briasco to seal the win.
In Florencio Varela the pitch was only just about playable but it didn’t help either side find the net as Godoy Cruz earned a point from Defensa y Justicia. El Halcón had the better of it but couldn’t make the breakthrough and even when the visitors had Juan Garro sent off, Sebastián Beccacece’s side couldn’t take advantage.
The rain did claim a victim in Sarandí, where Arsenal and Olimpo were still goalless at half time before the officials decided to call a halt. The remaining 45 minutes will be played at a later date.
Aldosivi 0 – 3 Huracán
Arsenal 0 – 0 Olimpo
Abandoned at half time due to waterlogged pitch
Defensa y Justicia 0 – 0 Godoy Cruz
San Lorenzo 2 – 1 Rosario Central