by David Rata
Newells Old Boys, 9th in the standings 5 lengths behind San Lorenzo, will have a hard time facing the leader on Monday 20 March. The formation of Gabriel Heinze has just recovered after 2 defeats in a row against Claypole (0-1) in the 1/32nd final of the Argentinian Cup and on the ground of Instituto (3-1). Indeed, Newells Old Boys has just taken 4 points during the last two days of the championship against Barracas Central (1-0) and Colon (1-1) on March 14th. Facing the leader, Newells Old Boys could know a 3rd defeat during this 8th day. San Lorenzo impresses at the start of the season since the leader conceded only 1 loss on the ground of Lanus (2-1) during the 2nd day of the championship. Since February 5, the team trained by Insua has just taken 13 points out of the 15 distributed but has just qualified for the 1/16th finals of the Argentine Cup after beating at home Sarmiento Resistencia (3-0) thanks to a double from Blandi. San Lorenzo has just signed a second big victory in a row after receiving Gimnasia LP (4-0) on the last day. The leader of the Argentine championship is showing defensive solidity with only 3 goals conceded after 7 days. Newells Old Boys could break their teeth on the visitors’ defense.