Olimpo grab a late winner, and San Lorenzo disappoint

Bichi Fuertes celebrates one of his two goals

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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2 thoughts on “Olimpo grab a late winner, and San Lorenzo disappoint

  1. The Twin will have his work cut out for him. With one misdirected pass after another by his teammates, he must have been wondering what he has got himself (or is it “hisself” ?) into.

    1. To be fair, there was one point in the second half that Gimnasia managed to string at least five passes together in the same move. Tiki tiki lives! ;-)

      Seriously, it looks like this season is the one when Gimnasia’s luck finally runs out, if it weren’t for Sessa they may be down already. Huracán have some good young players who, if they come good, should see them clear of the play-offs, which I think will be Tigre and Olimpo (because of their home form).

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