Ricardo Centurión scored his first goal for San Lorenzo in the victory against Nacional de Montevideo

*The summary of the victory by penalties of San Lorenzo against Nacional de Montevideo

San Lorenzo gave one more example of the solidity that it is acquiring with Peter Troglio as DT, when drawing 2 a 2 in the 90 minutes and win on penalties (3-1) a Montevideo National, in a pre-season friendly.

The Boedo team was thus awarded the Jose Francisco Sanfilippo Cup, that remembers the historical goleador of the Cyclone during the ’50s and ’60s, who also had a very good time as a soccer player for the Uruguayan institution.

At Grand Central Park, the home team took the lead through Juan Ignacio Ramirez. But the cast of Troglio established parity in the second half with an appearance by Ricardo Centurion, who scored his first goal for the club with a header from a corner kick.

The visiting team turned the score around, with an excellent definition from the kid Agustín Martegani, who eliminated the goalkeeper Martin Rodriguez with a long gambeta and took advantage of a millimetric transfer of Nicholas ‘Uvita’ Fernandez.

The equality that took the definition to penalties was achieved by the Argentine center forward Emmanuel Gigliotti, who captured a rebound from the goalkeeper Augustus Battle, after a very strong shot from Matias Zunino. The former attacker Boca Juniors, Independent, San Lorenzo and All Boys, among others, billed for the Handbag in his first match.

In this way, the azulgrana team concluded their tour of Uruguayan territory undefeated, given that last Wednesday they had beaten Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1.


National: Martin Rodriguez; José Luis Rodríguez, Mathías Laborda, Nicolás Marichal and Camilo Cándido; Diego Rodríguez, Felipe Carballo, Alfonso Trezza and Leandro Otormín; Alex Castro and Juan Ignacio Ramirez. DT: Pablo Repetto

San Lorenzo: Augustus Battle; Gino Peruzzi, Federico Gattoni, Cristian Zapata and Gabriel Rojas; Yeison Gordillo, Néstor Ortigoza and Nicolás Fernández Mercau; Ricardo Centurión, Nicolás Fernández and Ezequiel Cerutti. DT: Pedro Troglio

Goal in the first half: 26m. Juan I. Ramirez (N)

Goals in the second half: 17m. Centurion (SL); 28m. Martegani (SL); 37m. Gigliotti (N)

Definition by penalties: National 1-San Lorenzo 3

booked: Nicolás Fernández Mercau and Peruzzi (SL) Diego Rodríguez (N)

Stadium: Great Central Park (Montevideo).

Referee: Esteban Ostojich


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