(ESPN.com services) – The Florencio Sola stadium, in Banfield, witnessed another hard blow suffered by San Lorenzo. The team led by Diego Dabove lost 2-0 to Defense and Justice and was left out in the 16th finals of the Argentine Cup.
The Cyclone, with all the guns in the Copa Libertadores, faced a Falcon whose main objective is the Recopa Sudamericana against Palmeiras. However, both Dabove and Sebastián Beccacece bet on the best material available to them to avoid elimination and stay alive in the most federal tournament in the country.
The Cyclone had the first chance to take advantage through an intervention by Ángel Romero that went over the crossbar, those of Florencio Varela capitalized on the rude defensive errors of their rival and celebrated the 1-0 through a shot from Marcelo Benítez .
The doubts in the last line represented the arguments for the marker to move. And the face of the former Argentinos coach exemplified the Cuervo’s collective sentiment.
The domain and the result was in favor of Defense and Justice. A beautiful cue from Isnaldo gave Pizzini the chance to extend the difference, but the attacker’s resolve went wide. In addition, the power of Walter Bou and Enzo Fernández’s mid-distance shots imposed constant concern on Devecchi, who kept San Lorenzo alive thanks to his solid responses.
In the second period, San Lorenzo reacted with Donatti’s airway and the impetus of Marcelo Herrera. With more shame than good ideas, the Dabove men cornered the Falcon to make Unsain show off. After what was the weekend in Junín, the goalkeeper claimed himself with several notable covers.
Thus, with a San Lorenzo immersed in offense, totally unbalanced and with Donatti of 9, Defense and Justice managed to capitalize on one of the many counterattacks with the speed of Miguel Merentiel, who scattered Diego Braghieri and touched Devecchi’s furthest post.
Beccacece’s team will be measured in the round of 16 against the winner of the key that will star Tigre and Independiente, in a sector of the main draw that also includes the presence of Racing.