San Lorenzo gave River Plate a pasting in the league back on Sunday, but in midweek in the Copa Libertadores both sides suffered the same fate, losing limply to their hosts. Whilst River’s season will be in danger – yet again – of descending into freefall if they can’t pick things up again against Arsenal at the weekend, it was San Lorenzo’s match that might be more damaging long-term; goalkeeper Agustín Orión has damaged his cruciate ligaments and will be out for six to seven months. He’s likely to be replaced by youngster Bruno Centeno, who could have done better with both Libertad’s goals last night.
Copa Libertadores 2009, Thurs 5th March:
Group 3: Universidad San Martín de Porros (PER) 2 – 1 River Plate
Group 8: Libertad (PAR) 2 – 0 San Lorenzo de Almagro