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San Lorenzo started the tournament with a smile: they beat Arsenal with a goal from Vombergar


The Cyclone was more than its rival and reached 1-0 after a very curious play, which had to be reviewed several times by the VAR.

They go down Perito Moreno, all dressed in azulgrana.

They arrive from Cruz or Varela.

The saints have been marching like that illusion that was renewed in the final of the last League, when this team got into the South American with the last breath of October.

So, there is another spirit in the stands, beyond the unanimous request for elections, a war cry that does not stop.

And San Lorenzo offers the usual since Rubén Darío Insua took over:

sacrifice, intensity and order


The game appears in a dropper because there is nothing left over.

However, it was enough to beat Arsenal and there will be time to improve.

Starting off winning, after all, was all he needed to gain momentum.

A while in the beginning, infected by his people.

A little at the end, with more outburst than neatness.

San Lorenzo went from those first minutes in which he was fiery, with Nahuel Barrios as standard-bearer, to a version that spared no effort, despite the heat, but

had no wits

in the first half.

He only found it in the complement, when Insua made a key change: the entry of Andrés Martegani.

The plan was clear from the start.

Starting from a flexible 5-2-3 that had a winger in Malcom Braida and in Ezequiel Cerutti a winger who could be closed to allow his teammate to overflow on the left, San Lorenzo sought to arrive from the outside to find themselves in the area with his two tanks: Adam Bareiro and Andrés Vombergar.

The Paraguayan moved in his natural position, as number "9".

The player born in Villa Luzuriaga and of Slovenian origin, on the other hand, was located on the right.

However, he arrived as a second center forward.

On the other hand, the one who tried to unbalance against the line was Gonzalo Luján.

This scheme worked halfway.

Because Braida was sharp, but he did not worry the Arsenal center-backs little.

So, more than clear arrivals, what San Lorenzo generated in the Alejandro Medina area was noise.

And the disruptive Barrios, energized at that beginning, also



Almost in tune with the team.

Because with the exception of some individual maneuvers and a good pass to Vombergar who finished off well and allowed the visiting goalkeeper to react, it had little influence.

Arsenal arrived with a new formation, with half a dozen reinforcements, which did not seek refuge.

He split the ball with his illustrious rival and when he was able to face, he was encouraged.

With the handle of the kid Toloza, recently arrived from Talleres, and some rise from Nahuel Guzmán on the left.

He fought the middle, but his best chances, even with more danger than San Lorenzo, were born on the counterattack or from a set piece.

Braian Rivero, who had taken care of watching Barrios, had two chances with medium-distance shots that missed over the crossbar.

And from a long rejection by Maximiliano Centurión, Toloza almost got the goal.

He started in the middle of the field, chased by Jalil Elías, and ended up finishing one-on-one, but forced.

Covered Facundo Altamirano.

San Lorenzo needed clarity.

And although Insua did not modify the drawing, he made two name-by-name variants that were decisive.

Above all, the entry of Martegani through Barrios.

He paid the piper for


, whose best version with


was observed on the left.

Inside, beyond a few brushstrokes, he was out of tune.

His replacement, on the other hand,

brought lights to the game


He took over the driving and left Bareiro hand in hand.

Medina lowered the Paraguayan.

It was a penalty, but the ball ended up in Vombergar's position, which he defined with an empty bow.

The VAR reviewed the play.

The scorer seemed to be slightly ahead.

Why didn't Fernando Echenique go back and charge the goalkeeper's violation?

With San Lorenzo ahead,


Ruiz moved the bench.

Luis Leal entered, a more powerful attacker than Facundo Pons.

It was a temptation to play for the Portuguese.

He was uneasy with his presence, perhaps for this reason Rafa Pérez did not hesitate to clear every time the ball was near Altamirano's area.

And the goalkeeper, another of the rookies on Saturday evening, was safe in each cross.

The closest Arsenal got to a tie was when Tobías Zárate, a newcomer, dominated the ball in the area, but was never able to hook in to finish off with his left foot.

And San Lorenzo almost killed him with the speed of Iván Leguizamón.

The youth met the firmness of Alejandro Medina.

San Lorenzo won the first game of the championship, the fourth in a row on their field.

His people are happy and it is not a short time after so much sporting and institutional turmoil.

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El Perrito Barrios, from the Dock Sud paddock to try on the 10 of San Lorenzo: "I don't know what would have happened to me without soccer"

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-01-28

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