1-0 down from the start of the clásico ‘away’ to Huracán in La Bombonera, it took San Lorenzo three whole days to equalise. When Aureliano Torres eventually got that equaliser, though, three minutes into the second half of 37 minutes, the floodgates opened. El Cuervo battered their local rivals and came away from Boca’s stadium (where the match was played due to security risks at Huracán’s ground) with a 4-1 win that keeps them in the hunt for the Apertura title. See all the goals (from Tuesday) right here.
In the first half, Huracán held out. One goal up and reduced to ten men by the sending-off, during the first sixteen minutes prior to the match’s postponement due to rain on Saturday, of Javier Pastore, Angel Cappa sent out his team to protect their slim lead and see how far they could get against opponents determined to take this opportunity to finally end a run of form that’s seen them slip from top by a distance to in amongst the pack chasing Boca Juniors at the summit. San Lorenzo attacked with little verve, in spite of the situation they found themselves in, and yet more dropped points began to look inevitable.
After the break, though, Torres pulled Miguel Angel Russo’s side level with a header at the far post after Adrián González had crossed from the right. That was three minutes after the half time break (two halves of 37 minutes each were played on Tuesday afternoon). Twelve minutes on, San Lorenzo were ahead and from there they didn’t look back. That goal sewed the seed that was to prove Huracán’s undoing: taking advantage of the extra man by sending their full backs flying forward, San Lorenzo gained in confidence.
Cristian Chávez slammed home the second to edge the visitors in front after a Torres cross had been headed down by Gastón Aguirre, and Néstor Silvera, with another header, in the 24th minute, made it three. He doubled his tally eleven minutes on to make it 4-1 to San Lorenzo, and draw them level with Tigre, two points behind Boca at the top of the table. Two matches remain. Is this the start of the San Lorenzo fightback?
Huracán 1 – 4 San Lorenzo de Almagro, goals from the Tuesday afternoon bit: