Defensa y Justicia possess a renowned commitment to identity, and manager Hernan Crespo worked with that ideal to win the club's first major trophy.
Defensa y Justicia won their first continental title on Saturday after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Lanus secured them the Copa Sudamericana.
Luis Zubeldia (Lanus) & Hernan Crespo (Defensa y Justicia) are both top young coaches. Saturday they meet in the Copa Sudamericana final.
River Plate took the first leg of the all-Argentina Copa Libertadores semifinal against Lanus, forcing Lanus to play on the defensive throughout.
The Copa Libertadores has reached the semifinal stage, as River Plate host Lanus on Tuesday, followed by Barcelona S.C. hosting Gremio on Wednesday.
The Copa Libertadores quarterfinals are dominated by Argentine and Brazilian sides, but the other two clubs involved could surprise the favourites.
Lanus forward Lautaro Acosta ended up taking the "man of the match" honours as his side ran out 3-0 winners.
Lanus midfielder Miguel Almiron's transfer to Atlanta United is "95 percent done" and will cost the MLS expansion club around $8 million, sources say.
Saying that he is tired of all the drama in the Argentina league, Carlos Tevez has threatened to retire in December.
AC Milan have completed the signing of Paraguay defender Gustavo Gomez from Argentinian side Lanus.
As a firm believer in giving youth a chance, new Santos Laguna head coach Luis Zubeldia should feel right at home in Torreon, writes Nayib Moran.
The Portland Timbers agreed to a deal with Argentine forward Lucas Melano from Argentine first-division side Lanus.
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