Dec 2, 2007

Lanus Capture Argentine League Title

Club Atletico Lanus won its first-ever Argentine league title after a 1-1 tie at Boca Juniors this afternoon on the Apertura's final match day for both teams. It turns out Lanus would have won even with a loss, as second-placed Tigre lost to Argentinos Juniors and the teams were three points apart going into today's games.

Lanus scored first on a first-half header by Gustavo Sand, a 27 year old veteran of the Argentine league (he's played for several teams, some of them twice). It was Sand's 15th goal in 15 Apertura appearances according to ESPNDeportes. Boca captain Martin Palermo equalized in the 67th minute after a nice one-two.

The champs are a pretty obscure team even in Argentina and their roster is made up of players that will only be familiar to Primera fans. As far as I can tell, only one of their players (Carlos Bossio, its goalkeeper and captain) has ever been capped by Argentina's senior side, though several have been capped on various junior national teams.

1 comment:

  1. I like watching the argentine league. any updates?