Saturday’s matches in the Primera División saw Olimpo beat Banfield 2-1 with a goal in the last minute in Bahía Blanca from Carlos Salom. Later on, San Lorenzo took the lead and looked thoroughly impressive during the first half against Gimnasia, for whom Guillermo Barros Schelotto made an emotional return. In the second half, though, Barros Schelotto won a penalty which was tucked away by Juan Neira to give Gimnasia a point they barely deserved. And to start a season the papers are hyping as the ‘championship of the veterans’, Esteban Fuertes got both goals as Colón brought back that winning feeling at home, 2-0 over Quilmes. All those goals are right here.
Club Olimpo 2 – 1 Banfield
San Lorenzo de Almagro 1 – 1 Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
Colón 2 – 0 Quilmes Atlético Club
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