An electric atmosphere in Tucumán set the backdrop to a less than memorable goalless draw in the Superliga on Friday night and while home team San Martín slip swiftly out of the top flight after one season their raucous supporters will be missed.
The meeting between already relegated San Martín and the woefully out of form and Copa Libertadores distracted San Lorenzo was never likely to be a classic and so it proved.
Both sides exchanged first half penalty appeals as first Hernán Petrik and later Rubén Botta were tripped but in both cases referee Pablo Dóvalo waved away any claims and aside a couple of long range efforts off target there was little else to set pulses racing on the pitch.
Any real excitement was to come from the stands and supporters at the Estadio La Ciudadela have been a welcome addition to Argentina’s top flight over the past year even if the team hasn’t provided much reason for cheer.
San Lorenzo forward Andrés Rentería perhaps could have won it for the visitors but it ended goalless. For San Martín it will be a tough road back from the Nacional B while San Lorenzo’s immediate attention goes straight back to the Copa Libertadores, where Jorge Almirón’s side are actually performing better than they have been domestically.