San Lorenzo drew 1-1 with Tigre at the Pedro Bidegain Stadium before a good crowd that spoke in favor of their players, but showed their anger with the leadership by calling for elections. In the match for the fifth date of the Professional Soccer League, the Cyclone reaches a streak of 10 games without victories in the New Gasometer. The Matador goal was scored by Lucas Blondel and Adam Bareiro equalized for San Lorenzo. The match has the referee Ariel Penel was replaced due to a tear.
The two showed their intentions to play in the rival field, but San Lorenzo went deeper and their credentials were Nicolás Fernández Mercau and Adam Bareiro.
In the first quarter of an hour a striking event happened which was the injury of referee Ariel Penel, who accused “I can’t step”. The judge showed signs of discomfort in his right calf and was replaced by Héctor Paletta. Later Penel confirmed that he had a tear.
Referee Penel’s injury and his replacement by Paletta
Then the match entered a plateau until at 24 minutes Facundo Colidio made a great play dribbling from left to right and hit Lucas Blondel who stung it and defined it to open the scoring.
Then San Lorenzo looked for the tie and had chances, but lacked aim. While Tigre, with few possessions, was more practical for the attack, but could not widen his difference.
At the end of the first half there was controversy over a play in which Colidio touched it with his chest and the San Lorenzo players claimed a hand, but Paleta did not receive the VAR call and ended the initial 45 minutes.
The best alternatives to the tie in the New Gasometer
In the complement, the Ciclón went for the tie and at 22 minutes Bareiro was stepped on by Abel Luciatti inside the area and Paletta first did not sanction a foul. Then he received the call from the VAR and after analyzing the play on the monitor, he decided to apply the penalty in favor of San Lorenzo. Bareiro himself executed it and got the tie.
The match went back and forth and Tigre could have converted the second through a shot by Lucas Menossi that passed close by. While San Lorenzo also had one by means of a diagonal and shot by the entered Nahuel Barrios.
The Cyclone sought this afternoon to get its first home win in the Professional League, something it hasn’t achieved since December 12, 2021 (3-2 vs. Newell’s Old Boys) and combined seven draws with three losses in their presentations this year in his house.
On the next date, Tigre will receive Talleres on Saturday (3:30 pm). For its part, San Lorenzo will play as a visitor against Barracas Central on Sunday (15:30).
San Lorenzo: Augustus Battle; Gonzalo Luján, Federico Gattoni, Jeremías James; Jalil Elías, Iván Leguizamón, Siro Rosane, Nicolás Fernández Mercau; Agustín Giay, Adam Bareiro and Malcolm Braida DT: Rubén Darío Insúa.
Tiger: Manuel Roffo; Lucas Blondel, Victor Cabrera, Abel Luciatti and Diego Sosa; Ezequiel Fernández and Lucas Menossi, Cristian Zabala; Facundo Colidio, Ijiel Protti and Mateo Retegui. DT: Diego Martinez.