Little remains of that team that overwhelmingly beat Boca in La Bombonera to get to the top of the tournament. Little remains of that team both mentally and footballingly. The coach is not there (at that time Paolo Montero’s cycle was just beginning), neither are the interpreters themselves (the departure of the Romeros left a difficult gap to fill) and much less the spirit. In just four months, San Lorenzo went from the illusion of the beginning of the restructuring to discouragement due to the continuity of a crisis that deepens step by step and date after date. The sad reality hits everyone, although the impact on the floor can be even greater. Why? He can finish last in the championship, something that has not happened to him in 113 years of life.
The Cyclone was in 25th place among 26 teams, just one point above Arsenal, which lost this Thursday against Unión. They are the ones that accumulate the most defeats in the Professional League: 12 in 21 dates, of which seven occurred in the last eight games. To this we must add that those led by the interim technical duo, which make up Diego Monarriz and José Di Leo, are very far from the classification zone for the cups. And everything is on the way to what will be another year without the Barça team playing international tournaments: the Libertadores 2022 is already impossible, and the South American, a chimera; because the cut is six units with nine in play and with another seven teams above that should also fall.
In this way, the only goal you have ahead is to avoid writing one of the darkest pages of its rich and long history: avoid finishing in the last placement, something that did not even happen when he was demoted in 1981. In that year, CASLA added 28 points, seven ahead of Colón. The other antecedents? He was second to last in the Clausura 1992, just three units from Quilmes, the bottom of that tournament. In the Clausura 1996 he was also close to reaching the bottom, although he finished above Argentinos Juniors. And in the 2018-19 Super League, San Lorenzo concluded the contest in the same location as Sabalero and San Martín de Tucumán, one point behind Bicho, the last.
So, in these three dates ahead, to avoid being a queue for the first time, we will have to follow this fixture: Sarmiento (on Tuesday 30, as a local), the visit to Independiente in the Libertadores de América and the closure of the LPF, against Newell’s, back on the Bidegain.