Defense and Justice defeated Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1, in a postponed match on the first date of the now defunct Super League Cup.
This result did not help Defense to overcome in the accumulated table to Vélez Sarsfield, for a place in the next CONMEBOL Libertadores, since they needed to win by four goals difference.
The first half was marked by the expulsions of Miguel Merentiel at the venue and Ángel González at the Pincha.
The goals only came in the complement and the Falcon struck twice in a three-minute burst thanks to the entrants Francisco Pizzini and Valentín Larralde.
Crespo’s team went with everything to look for two more goals, but the visitor achieved the discount that was shouted more in Liniers than in La Plata, through the youthful Gaspar Di Pizio.
Defense and Justice still has options to qualify for the next Libertadores, including their participation in the semifinals of the current CONMEBOL Sudamericana.