Reigning Copa Libertadores champions San Lorenzo have endured a torrid campaign since their famous continental triumph in August.
Their sorry season continued last night as they were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Newell’s Old Boys. It was their eighth defeat in fifteen games and left them languishing in fourteenth spot in the Argentine Primera Division.
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Max Rodriguez fired them ahead in the first half, and although Martin Cauteruccio briefly drew the visitors level after them restart, further goals from Ignacio Scocco and a second from Rodriguez gave Newell’s all three points.
The win moved Newell’s up to ninth and keeps them within touching distance of a place in next season Copa Libertadores. San Lorenzo will soon travel to Morocco for the Club World Cup.