Given Patronato hadn’t scored a goal this season before Friday evening’s trip to the Nuevo Gasómetro a dramatic 3-2 win didn’t look on the cards but Franco Mussis’ ferocious long range effort did just that to give San Lorenzo three points.
When Argentina under-20 international Adolfo Gaich smashed San Lorenzo in front after only six minutes it looked likely to be another long evening for the visitors. However, two dreadful moments of defending allowed Patronato to turn things around in a five-minute spell.
Pablo Ledesma glanced a header unchallenged past José Devecchi and shortly after, an unmarked Gabriel Carabajal headed a second.
It looked like it could be enough for a first win of the season but fifteen minutes from time another defensive lapse allowed Gonzalo Rodríguez to tap in an equaliser.
Claudio Biaggio and the supporters knew that even a point wasn’t really acceptable against Patronato but minutes from time Franco Mussis struck the winner. The midfielder has been out of action through injury for a long period but picked the ball up in space and looked up to hammer a 25-yard screamer into the top corner.
It wasn’t really convincing but a first win of the campaign for San Lorenzo could act as something of a springboard and the club also handed a debut to 16-year-old Matías Palacios.
San Lorenzo 3 – 2 Patronato
San Lorenzo eventually earned the expected victory but the result in Santa Fe a little later was a surprise as Colón defeated Godoy Cruz 3-1.
What was perhaps equally unusual was the match winner and hat-trick hero Leonardo Heredia. The 22-year-old scored three somewhat instinctive poacher’s goals to hand El Sabalero a first Superliga win of the season.
The first a fine volley from the edge of the box before two close range finishes at set-pieces put Colón firmly in control by the midpoint of the second half.
Emanuel Olivera’s stoppage time own goal did reduce the deficit but Colón had the points in the bag already.