(EFE) – Lanús and Aragua, no longer able to qualify for the round of 16, sealed a goalless draw for the sixth and last day of Group H of the Copa Sudamericana.
Unable to catch up with the Brazilian Guild, which prevailed in the area with 16 points, Lanús, from Argentina, placed second with ten units, La Equidad from Colombia third with seven and Aragua, from Venezuela, had the pleasure of adding their first unit thanks to this tie with ‘Garnet’ as a visitor.
In a game without much at stake, Aragua decided not to end his participation in Group H without points and raised a tight defense to protect Yhonatann Yustiz’s goal.
Lanús tried throughout the first stage and had his first chance with a shot from Matías Esquivel in minute 4 that Yustiz deflected the corner kick over the crossbar.
In the 16th Pedro de la Vega had his chance with a low center that Yustiz managed to clear before the onslaught of José Sand, who two minutes later hit a ball that was controlled by the goalkeeper of the visit.
At the beginning of the complement, Aragua was left with one less player due to Daniel Rivillo’s expulsion for a double yellow card for an infraction on Franco Orozco.
Lanús from that moment had four clear options through Lautaro Acosta, José Sand, Matías Esquivel and José Manuel López but could not convert and the match ended in a goalless draw.
Lanús, who had not played since his last performance in the local tournament on May 9, completed a semester without great brilliance and will now have to renew himself to face the final stretch of the year in the new Argentine tournament.
The Aurirrojos, meanwhile, are fifth of seven teams in Group B of the Venezuelan tournament with five points, seven behind the leader: Deportivo La Guaira.