San Lorenzo, of turbulent present, receives his fans again in the New Gasometer in the match against the champion Colón de Santa Fe for the 15th. date of the Professional Football League (LPF). It is a meeting that sets the temperature with leaders, coaching staff and players.
The match is played from 4:45 p.m. with the refereeing of Andrés Merlos and transmission of Fox Sports Premium.
A lot of water under the bridge passed through Boedo since the last time fans visited the Pedro Bidegain stadium in Bajo Flores for a 4-3 against Lanús, on March 8, 2020, for the defunct Super League.
With the interim leadership of Leandro Romagnoli and Hugo Tocalli, they played that afternoon and are no longer at the club: Fabricio Coloccini, Ignacio Piatti, Diego Rodríguez, Gerónimo Poblete, Ángel and Óscar Romero, Adam Bareiro, Juan Ramírez and Lucas Menossi. Almost a complete team.
The president was Marcelo Tinelli -now on leave-, who months before, in December, had won the elections with more than 80 percent of the votes.
San Lorenzo was a ship without a definite direction in all this time, with compulsive replacement of coaches, exodus of footballers with accumulated debts, bad campaigns and a growing liability.
Since the last time with fans in the New Gasometer, the recess of the Covid-19 pandemic, the cycle of Mariano Soso, that of Diego Dabove, another Romagnoli interim and the current management of the Uruguayan Paolo Montero, which has already exhausted great part of the popular credit for the poor performance of the team in the 14 dates of the LPF.
San Lorenzo is located 17th. among 26 participants (17 points) with an insufficient campaign of four wins, five draws and five losses. So far it does not even meet the minimum goal of entering the South American Cup 2022, an eliminatory filter recognized by DT himself.
In the 2021 annual table, it adds 38 units and distances itself to five from Racing, occupying the last access square to the continental tournament.
With that panorama and two confirmed changes in the formation (the returns of Gino Peruzzi and Alejandro Donatti for the injured Gabriel Rojas and Andrés Herrera), San Lorenzo will receive a Colón who still seeks the regularity that led him to win the first AFA title of its history in the last LPF Cup.
Montero will await the evolution of Néstor Ortigoza, who in case he does not arrive, will be replaced by Nahuel Barrios.Domínguez will not have defender Gonzalo Piovi or striker Nicolás Leguizamón, both injured.
The history by league tournaments registers 81 clashes, with 33 victories for San Lorenzo, 24 for Colón and 24 draws. The “Cyclone” has not beaten the “Sabalero” for six games, adding the last two games for the Diego Maradona Cup and the LPF Cup.