In a mid week match in week 8, on Monday Mar 20th, Newell’s Old Boys hosts San Lorenzo at Estadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa in a meeting of these two Superliga teams. The game day is forecasted to be a cloudy but hot day with daytime temperatures of 30 degrees, which may be tiring for the players. Newell’s Old Boys sits at 9th place in the tables. In their last match they recorded a 1-1 draw against Colón. Joaquín Ibáñez struck first for Colón in the 16th minute on a feed from Rafael Delgado, then in the 68th minute, Bruno Pittón sent in a beautiful pass which was converted by Jorge Recalde earning them at least the one point. Newell’s Old Boys is looking for direction having 3 win and 2 losses in their last 10 matches, while san Lorenzo sits at 1st place in the tables. In their last match they recorded a 4-0 shutout win against Gimnasia La Plata. Andres Vombergar scored the first goal for San Lorenzo in the 39th minute, then Adam Bareiro added another in the 58th minute on a penalty kick At the end of 90 a dissapointed Gimnasia La Plata couldn’t manage to score, and San Lorenzo took the shutout win. San Lorenzo should be reasonably happy with their recent performance, earning 19 points in their last 10 matches.
This match will be the first time these two teams face eachother this season. Last season San Lorenzo won the head to head battle with 1 win and 1 draw.
San Lorenzo’s most prolific scorer has been Adam Bareiro. The attacker has netted 3 goals over the last five matches. Jherson Mosquera Castro and Gustavo Velazquez are the top scorers for Newell’s Old Boys in the last 5 matches, but unfortunately they only have one goal. It’s hard to imagine having success with those stats.