24 Jan Lanús vs. Defensa y Justicia – Football Match Report – January 23, 2021
Defensa y Justicia gained their first continental title on Saturday after a complete 3-Zero win over fellow Argentine aspect Lanus secured them the Copa Sudamericana trophy.
The unstoried membership took the title, South America’s equal of the Europa League, with out dropping any of their 9 video games within the competitors to change into solely the fifth team in historical past to elevate the trophy undefeated.
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“Not many teams have gained the title this manner, undefeated,” stated goalkeeper Luis Unsain. “We had been extraordinary in defence, Lanus had no possibilities at objective and we scored three. I feel we actually deserved our win.”
The searing temperatures of the southern hemisphere’s summer season meant the sport was performed at a slower tempo than regular however the team coached by former Internazionale, Parma and Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo dominated proceedings from the beginning.
Braian Romero shot simply broad early on earlier than Defensa y Justicia took the lead after 33 minutes when Adonis Frias fired a low shot by a packed defence following a pleasant again heel from Francisco Pizzini.
Romero acquired the objective his play deserved 17 minutes into the second half when he seized on a brief cross again and completed with a cheeky chip.
His 10th objective made him the competitors’s high goalscorer.
Lanus, who gained the competitors in 2013, misplaced their method quickly after, choosing up three yellow playing cards within the closing 20 minutes and infrequently threatening a comeback.
Washington Camacho scored a 3rd for Defensa y Justicia within the closing minute when he completed off a fast counter-attack.
“It was a good outcome,” stated Lanus veteran striker Jose Sand. “They had been worthy winners.”
Though each golf equipment are primarily based simply south of Buenos Aires, the ultimate was held behind closed doorways in Cordoba, 700km away.
It was the primary time the Copa Sudamericana has been contested by two teams from the identical nation.