Defensa y Justicia thrashed Peñarol from Uruguay as a visitor 3-0 and secured their place in the round of 32, within the framework of the fifth date of Group F of the Copa Sudamericana 2023.
In the match played at the Campeón del Siglo Stadium in Montevideo, Gaston Togni opened the account for “Halcón”, at 42 minutes of play, while Nicholas Fernandezat 5 of the second stage, and Santiago Solariat 42 of the complement rounded off the victory for the Argentine team, which added 12 points.
The team led by Julio Vaccariwho secured their place in the round of 32, will continue their journey in the tournament when they receive Millonarios from Colombia at the Estadio Norberto Tomaghello, while, on Alfredo Arias’ side, they will host América Mineiro from Brazil.
After a first half that seemed to die at 0-0, at 42, Nicolás Fernández defined the cross before goalkeeper Thiago Cardozo left and smashed the ball into the post but Togni He captured the rebound and opened the account for Defense and Justice.
Already in the second part, after five minutes and after a bad start from the bottom of Hernan Menosse, Fernandez He recovered the ball and, from the croissant of the area, he took a powerful shot to the goalkeeper’s right post and made it 2-0.
About the end, after the VAR review for a possible offside, solari He scored the final 3-0.
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