After a dreadful run of form both domestically and continentally at the start of 2010, Lanús have finally had a decent week. After drawing in the league last weekend 1-1 away to Newell’s to cut short a run of five consecutive losses, they travelled to Bolivia to face Blooming on Thursday night in a match that was crucial to their hopes of survival in the Copa Libertadores. The result was 4-1 to the Argentine side, whose young manager Luis Zubeldía thus claims his first ever Copa Libertadores victory as well as lifting just a little of the pressure from his head. The goals came from Sebastián Blanco, Santiago Salcedo and two from Diego Lagos (the second of which betrayed a bizarrely tied goal net) – all after Brazilian midfielder Luiz Carlos Vieira had given the hosts an early lead. You can watch all of them right here.
Copa Libertadores 2010, Group 4: Club Blooming (BOL) 1 – 4 Lanús
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