Hernan Crespo has coached Defensa y Justicia to their first ever title as they beat Lanus 3-0 in the Copa Sudamericana final.
Crespo has his first piece of silverware as a coach and Defensa has their first international trophy. It was an all Argentine final between Defensa and Lanus but in the final itself, only one team truly showed up. A pass into the penalty area as Lanus struggled to clear the ball and it fell to Adonis Frias as the Argentine would score to give Defensa the 1-0 lead.
A defensive mistake would gift Defensa the second goal. A poor bass back in the penalty area as Braian Romero would get to the loose ball and chip it over the goalkeeper to double Defensa’s advantage.
Yet another defensive mistake and poor passing by Lanus would lead to Defensa’s third of the match. In injury time, it would be Washington Camacho scoring the third of the match to start the celebrations.