Argentina’s Lanus wins Copa Sudamericana title
Argentine club Lanus won its first international title by
defeating Ponte Preta of Brazil 2-0 in the Copa Sudamericana final
Lanus clinched the title 3-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw
in the first leg last week in Sao Paulo.
Victor Hugo Ayala opened the scoring in the 25th minute and
Ismael Blanco sealed the victory three minutes into first-half
The Copa Sudamericana is South America’s secondary continental
club competition behind the Copa Libertadores. The Copa
Sudamericana winner secures a spot in next year’s Copa
While Lanus is near the top of the table in the Argentine
league, Ponte Preta was relegated to the second division of the
Brazilian league just a few weeks ago.