(EFE) – San Lorenzo won 2-0 against the University of Chile and obtained the passport to phase 3 of the Copa Libertadores, where they will face Santos for a place in the group zone of the continental tournament.
Franco Di Santo (m.13) and Paraguayan Ángel Romero (m.59) converted the goals of San Lorenzo who, after the draw last Wednesday by 1-1 in Santiago, managed to prevail in this series and guarantee their continuity in the Libertadores Cup.
The Chilean team, led by Venezuelan Rafael Dudamel, arrived with thirteen casualties to this meeting due to an outbreak of coronavirus in the squad and had to dispute the definition of this trans-Andean series in inferior conditions.
After the tie in the first leg, San Lorenzo faced this commitment with the need to prevail against a weakened rival and with a more offensive formation in search of a difference that would guarantee its continuity in the tournament.
At 13 minutes he scored the first goal through a Franco Di Santo header, after a corner kick, which left goalkeeper Fernando De Paul without options.
The University of Chile, with its limitations and various youth values in the starting eleven, tried to circulate the ball to supply its forwards Angelo Henriquez and Joaquín Larrivey.
However, the good work in defense of the local team, despite the absence of Diego Braghieri – expelled in the first leg – made it easier for San Lorenzo to go to rest with a meager advantage.
At the beginning of the second stage, the U of Chile was able to equalize after a team move, but in the 59th minute it was San Lorenzo who scored the second with an exquisite definition from Ángel Romero.
The Paraguayan six minutes later was substituted and could not hide his annoyance and his gesture of disapproval with coach Diego Dabove, who makes him alternate between starter and substitute.
The visiting cast rotated the bank with the income of Cristóbal Muñoz and Ignacio Castro, then Brandon Cortés and Pablo Aranguiz but did not find the depth to at least discount.
San Lorenzo will face the Brazilian Santos, current runner-up in America, in the third phase of the tournament.