San Lorenzo are yet to name their permanent manager but continued their recent upturn in form with an exciting 4-3 win over Lanús on Sunday afternoon.
A deflected Diego Rodríguez effort had been cancelled out by an Ezequiel Muñoz header during a pretty low-key first half. The opening 45 minutes failing to prepare those at the Nuevo Gasómetro for the rollercoaster that awaited after the break.
José Sand gave Lanús the lead early and only the crossbar denied the veteran extending that advantage soon after. It proved costly as Adam Bareiro headed an equaliser soon after.
Not to be downheartened Lanús retook the lead, Fernando Belluschi against his former club threading a pass through to Sand for his second yet once again Bareiro, only in the side due to injury to Adolfo Gaich, levelled.
And with the game in the balance, San Lorenzo snatched it. The Romero brothers combining and Ángel’s cut-back being dispatched by Marcelo Herrera.
San Lorenzo’s managerial appointment will be interesting but both sides remain in the thick of the battle for a top four finish as they head into the Copa Superliga.
San Lorenzo 4 – 3 Lanús
Independiente remain well out of the picture for qualification to continental competition but ended their miserable campaign with a 3-0 win over Central Córdoba in Avellaneda.
The visitors remain in relegation danger and yet were well beaten by a fresh looking El Rojo as Lucas Pusineri looked to the academy for inspiration.
Independiente had been unable to make their superiority count until the 77th minute when the impressive Andrés Roa cut in off the right wing to bend the ball inside Diego Rodríguez’s far post.
The opening goal proved decisive and soon after the lead was doubled. A swift counter ended with defender Matías Nani diverting the ball into his own net from outside the penalty area and in stoppage time Silvio Romero nodded in his twelfth of the campaign to end the season as the Superliga’s leading scorer.
Whether this is a corner turned for Independiente or simply a false dawn as the 5-0 win over Rosario Central was remains to be seen but the academy group of Alan Soñora, Braian Martínez, Diego Mercado, Lucas González and Alan Velasco provided some reason for cheer.
Independiente 3 – 0 Central Córdoba
Later in Rosario, Newell’s Old Boys missed the chance to push on for a top four place as Frank Kudelka’s side suffered defeat to bottom of the table Godoy Cruz.
Unable to make the most of their chances through a mixture of poor finishing and heroics from Godoy Cruz keeper Rodrigo Rey, Newell’s couldn’t find a breakthrough and twenty minutes from time, just as he did against Vélez in midweek, Juan Brunetta skipped away to give the visitors the lead.
A fine finish by Miguel Merentiel wrapped up the points for El Tomba, who will be hoping that back-to-back wins is a sign that things are set to improve.
There was no such slip up from Talleres as Alexander Medina’s side eventually saw off the challenge of Colón.
It took a scrappy Nahuel Tenaglia goal to break the deadlock after 71 minutes but Talleres made certain with a well worked second soon after, Nahuel Bustos slipping in Guilherme Parede to finish.
Talleres move within touching distance of the top ten ahead of the Copa Superliga while Colón continue to slide towards the Primera Nacional. El Sabalero have eleven fixtures to turn things round and climb back out of the drop zone.