San Lorenzo blow title hopes with defeat to Aldosivi and Godoy Cruz ease past woeful Velez (VIDEO)


Only days earlier San Lorenzo’s players were leaving the pitch at the Nuevo Gasómetro jubilant after securing Copa Libertadores progression, Diego Aguirre’s side had secured six consecutive wins and were seemingly on such a role that they were serious competitors to Boca Juniors at the top of the Primera.

That all changed on Sunday afternoon as Los Cuervos struggled to find a way past a determined Aldosivi side that had lost their last seven matches. Lacking intensity the home side still created chances but none were converted and just after the hour mark this profligacy was punished when Alan Aguerre bundled the visitors ahead from a corner.

San Lorenzo were unable to respond and for all their possession, there were few moments of real danger for Aldosivi goalkeeper Matias Vega. El Tiburón were looking real candidates for relegation given their current form and daunting fixture list but may now have enough for survival while for San Lorenzo, six points off the leaders is now looking an insurmountable task.

Vélez’s problems continue and while El Fortín may have staved off relegation this season, they look in real future danger after yet another damaging away defeat. Godoy Cruz are always formidable in Mendoza but it took only three minutes for the home side to lead ,Juan Garro smashing a volley past Alan Aguerre from close range.

Matters got far worse when Fausto Grillo was shown a straight red for a wild tackle on Angel González and immediately after the revitalised Santiago García bent a wonderful second into the top corner.

Cruising towards victory, Garro added a third with a measured finish from outside the penalty area but the result never looked in doubt.

Godoy Cruz  3 – 0  Vélez Sarsfield

San Lorenzo  0 – 1  Aldosivi

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