Two cup exits sparked two resignations and so Estudiantes and San Lorenzo met in Quilmes on Monday evening under interim leadership eager to put the disappointment of last week behind them. Both will presumably be looking to appoint new coaches in the coming days but San Lorenzo’s Claudio Biaggio will be the happier of the stand-ins after El Ciclón recorded a 3-1 win.
Fernando Belluschi had given San Lorenzo an early lead when he tapped in at the back post from Paulo Díaz’s teasing cross but Mariano Pavone equalised shortly after half time.
Ten minutes from time as a draw was looking increasingly likely, Nicolás Blandi headed the visitors back in front and in the 89th minute Belluschi wrapped up the points with a sensational lob from close to halfway.
Earlier in La Fortaleza, Lanús followed up their dramatic Copa Libertadores victory over San Lorenzo with a narrow victory against Newell’s Old Boys.
A game that was low on quality was eventually won on the hour mark thanks to an exquisitely struck free kick by Alejandro Silva. The angle looked against the Uruguayan but the curl and dip took the ball beyond the reach of Luciano Pocrnjic and into the top corner.
Lanús 1 – 0 Newell’s Old Boys
Estudiantes 1 – 3 San Lorenzo