Having sewn up zone two with three games to spare, Lanús were able to rest several key players again on Sunday night for the visit of Huracán and found themselves outgunned by El Globo. Mauro Bogado fired the visitors into an early lead with a sensational long rang strike and when Matías Ibáñez gifted an opportunity to Ramón Ábila, El Granate found themselves two down.
A Hugo Nervo own goal pulled one back after half time but Wanchope Abila finished superbly to reestablish the two-goal cushion and condemn Lanús to only a second defeat of the season.
The powerful number nine confirmed that it was his last game for Huracán at full time but the main talking point was what shape are Lanús in for next Sunday’s final. El Granate have been without question the Transición’s best side but there is an argument to suggest that confirming their place with such ease could be a disadvantage when the meet a San Lorenzo that has steaduily improved and will arrive to the Monumental on the crest of a wave.
In La Bombonera, Boca Juniors ended their campaign with a goalless draw against Defensa y Justicia. Following their dramatic Copa Libertadores win on Thursday, Guillermo Barros Schelotto fielded a second-string side and could have snatch victory from the penalty spot again. Federico Carrizzo scored the all-important spotkick against Nacional but saw his effort saved against Defensa y Justicia. Both sides had chances to win it and both hit the frame of the goal but neither could muster a winner.