It wasn’t perhaps their most impressive performance but Lanús have certainly not forgotten how to win since lifting the Torneo Transición a couple of months ago after snatching the Copa Bicentenario with an injury time winner against Racing.
As he did so often during the last season, Miguel Almirón proved decisive as he burst from his own half to square the ball for debutant Brian Montenegro to slot in from close range.
Both sides had opportunities to win it before stoppage time with the normally lethal Jose Sand volleying wide for Lanús and Gustavo Bou firing over from yards out for Racing.
However, El Granate did just enough to start the new season with another trophy and Jorge Almirón’s side look in good shape for a title defence having kept the core of the team together.
Racing Club 0 – 1 Lanús