(ESPN.com) – River does not stop. After advancing to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, he immersed himself in domestic football and added the second consecutive victory of the tournament, beating Lanús 3-0.
The goals of the match were scored by Bruno Zuculini at 30 minutes and by Nicolás de la Cruz at 41 and at 5 of the second half.
River now has 6 points and got into the fight for the lead, while the South team lost after the great start of the tournament and were left with the same units as their rival.
River started better than Lanús, pressing up and drowning out the Garnet. And he generated the best situations from the beginning, with a great free kick by Suárez and a shot from outside the area by De la Cruz. In both cases, the goalkeeper Acosta saved his bow.
Little by little, Lanús came out of the siege and matched the process. And he was close to opening the scoring through Sand, who after a good collective play finished over Armani’s goal almost on the edge of the small area.
At the moment of more parity came the opening of the scoreboard. Armani shot long from his arc, the ball was won by Suárez, who faced in speed surpassing his marker and assisted Zuculini, who with a great shot from the edge of the area put the 1 to 0.
Lanús, more advanced in the field, left spaces and thus came the second, with a great change of front from Suárez that Zuculini fell into the area. The midfielder gave the ball to De la Cruz, who from outside the area finished off strong and below the goalkeeper’s right post for 2-0. Thus ended the first half.
In the complement immediately came the third and River settled the game. Carrascal overflowed on the right and sent a cross that the goalkeeper could not retain: the ball was cut off, stinging just for the entrance of De la Cruz: 3 to 0.
If Lanús was excited to turn history around, the Uruguayan’s goal made it clear that the comeback was going to be an impossible mission.
River kept pressing as if the match was 0-0 and had several chances to increase the score. As concern was the departure of Suárez, with a discomfort in the left adductor.
Once again there were high levels in all the Millionaire lines, such as Armani, Montiel, Angileri, De la Cruz and Suárez. It was undoubtedly another great performance by Núñez’s team.
After the 4 to 0 against Union last Sunday, River ratified the level against a tougher rival who arrived with two wins in a row and eight goals in favor. But the Millionaire showed that he recovered from his memory and that he will go through everything in this coming semester.