Lanús and Arsenal serve up a thrilling finish

Monday evening saw the final two matches of the first round of the 2011 Torneo Clausura, and Lanús vs Arsenal de Sarandí turned unexpectedly into a thriller in the closing stages. Mauro Camoranesi made his debut for the hosts, and immediately committed a foul from which Juan Pablo Caffa scored a stonking free kick for... Continue Reading →

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Lanús 0 – 1 Atlas

Bruno Marioni scored a first-half winner for Atlas as the Mexicans visited El Sur and beat Lanús in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores second round. The Mexicans came to Buenos Aires with every intention of attacking, and got their reward - an away goal and a victory - after a strong performance against... Continue Reading →

Estudiantes and Lanús go through

Estudiantes de La Plata and Lanús played their final matches in Group 2 of the Copa Libertadores last night at home to Deportivo Cuenca and away to Danubio respectively, needing results to ensure participation in the next round. For Roberto Sensini's men, a draw was enough, but with a win they'd win the group. For... Continue Reading →

Lanús 0 – 0 Deportivo Cuenca

There's very little to say about this one. On Thursday night, the champions of Argentina, who won the Apertura in such thrilling style as recently as December, and whose team is essentially unchanged since then, had a chance to bounce back from the 5-0 annhiliation given them by local rivals Banfield on Saturday. They failed... Continue Reading →

Turning it round

League champions Lanús booked their place in the Copa Libertadores group stage on Tuesday night, winning in style against Ecuadorian champs Olmedo to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat. In the first half, they looked edgy, creating chances but - as in Riobamba last week - not managing to finish them off. In the second,... Continue Reading →

Falling short

Argentine champions Lanús played their first competitive match of 2008 on Thursday night, away in Ecuadorian city of Riobamba, home of that country's domestic champions, Olmedo. Nearly 2,800 metres above sea level, the Granate struggled, and lost 1-0. Lanús started with a side chosen with the altitude in mind, and set up to attack without taking... Continue Reading →

Continuing the trend

Lanús showed their first card of the year on Tuesday in a triangular tournament against Vélez Sársfield in the José Amalfitani. The Apertura champions continued where they left off the league season, playing well and running out 2-0 winners against the hosts, who were playing their first match of former Under-20 selección head coach Hugo Tocalli's reign.... Continue Reading →

Solari to Olimpo!

Well, it pays to have an attention-grabbing headline. No, the Internazionale striker hasn't decided to pack in his Italian career in order to help the Aurinegro out with their relegation battle. But his little brother, the generous soul, has done exactly that. David Solari becomes Olimpo's first summer reinforcement. League champions Lanús, meanwhile, are still hoping to hang... Continue Reading →

Valuating Valeri

When a small club do well in Argentina, there's a pattern which is generally followed in terms of what happens next to their players: they move to River or Boca, and from there, if they continue to shine, on to Europe. This year though, Lanús have impressed so much that an exception may be about to... Continue Reading →

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