After needing penalties twice in the past two weeks to progress past Cipolletti in the last round and also in the Copa Libertadores, San Lorenzo’s luck ran out on Sunday afternoon as recently promoted Nacional B outfit, Deportivo Morón produced a huge shock in the Copa Argentina.
Diego Aguirre’s side never really got going and five minutes before yet another penalty shootout, young full-back Gabriel Rojas misjudged a ball over the top allowing Leandro Guzmán to dash in behind and bend a shot past Nicolás Navarro.
San Lorenzo pushed for an equaliser but El Gallo held on for a famous victory and a place in the last 16, where Unión lie ahead.
With a Copa Libertadores quarter final and the start of the Superliga season almost upon San Lorenzo, Diego Aguirre admitted his side were not good enough: “We didn’t measure up. It was a hard defeat to take and hurts us but it is now time to redouble our efforts.”