(EFE) – Gremio linked its fourth victory in Group H of the South American Cup by defeating Lanús 3-1, with a double and an assist from the striker Ferreira, and left its classification to the round of 16 on track with two to go journeys.
Matheus Henrique on a pass from Ademir dos Santos Ferreira and a brace from the 23-year-old forward sealed the new victory for the Porto Alegre team.
The central Guillermo Burdiso discounted for the Buenos Aires team led by coach Luis Zubeldia.
Now the Gremio, with twelve points and a perfect performance, will be able to ensure its classification on May 20, when it will visit the Venezuelan Aragua, bottom without points.
Lanús, third classified with the same 6 points as La Equidad, will receive the Colombian team that same day, which this Thursday won 2-1 away from Aragua.
The match at the Arena do Gremio stadium was soon unbalanced with a goal in the second minute managed by Ferreira, who lifted a cross that Matheus Henrique capitalized with a header to the back of the net.
By the same airway, two minutes later and in an immediate reaction, Lanús matched the actions through Burdisso after a corner kick taken by Pedro De la Vega.
From the visiting goal, the homeowners advanced the lines and put pressure on Lanús. In the 21st minute, winger Rafinha sent a precise cross for Ferreira, who set it 2-1 with a header.
In the second half, the Gremio coach, Tiago Nunes, sent the striker Diego Souza to the field to replace the Argentine Diego Churín and with only seven minutes on the field, at 77, the gunner left Ferreira free to put the 3-1.