Lanús 1 – Defensa and Justicia 1: Points shared with visitors at Estadio Ciudad de Lanus

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On Saturday, Lanús and Defensa and Justicia were held to a 1-1 draw at Estadio Ciudad de Lanus. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Lanús wanted to continue adding points following a 0-0 draw with Rosario Central in their previous game. Defensa and Justicia, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As it stands, both teams are on 2 points and sit in 20th and 19th places respectively after 2 matches.

Lanús started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Ignacio Malcorra gave Lanús the lead, 39 minutes in, ending the first half 1-0.

Defensa and Justicia took the lead in the second half, when Raul Loaiza found the net, at 68 minutes, leaving the final score at 1-1.

As for substitutions, for Lanús, Franco Orozco and Leonel Di Placido, came on for Ignacio Malcorra and Samuel Careaga, Defensa and Justicia brought on Manuel Duarte, Nicolas Fernandez, Brahian Cuello and Lucas Albertengo, to replace Carlos Rotondi, Cristian Agustin Fontana, Walter Bou and Nicolas Fernandez.

The referee booked Lucas Varaldo and Tomas Belmonte from Lanús. Defensa and Justicia had the worst of it though, with Raul Loaiza seeing yellow, and Francisco Pizzini then sent off with a red.

Lanús will next travel to Atlético Tucumán, while Defensa and Justicia will face CA Huracán at home.

Technical card:
Lanús:Fernando Monetti, Braian Nahuel Aguirre, Matias Perez, Diego Braghieri, Nicolas Pasquini, Samuel Careaga (Leonel Di Placido, min.85), Tomas Belmonte, Ignacio Malcorra (Franco Orozco, min.69), Lucas Varaldo, Angel Gonzalez and Lautaro Acosta
Defensa and Justicia:Ezequiel Unsain, Nicolas Tripichio, Nazareno Colombo, Adonis Frias, Alexis Soto, Francisco Pizzini, Kevin Gutierrez, Walter Bou (Brahian Cuello, min.77), Raul Loaiza, Carlos Rotondi (Manuel Duarte, min.58) and Cristian Agustin Fontana (Nicolas Fernandez, min.58)
Stadium:Estadio Ciudad de Lanus
Goals:Ignacio Malcorra (1-0, min. 39) and Raul Loaiza (1-1, min. 68)