One of the few players to come out of Argentina under-20s’ Sudamericano campaign with any credit, Brian Mansilla came off the bench to give Racing a vital win over Rionegro Águilas in the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday evening.
Diego Cocca’s side had been superior to their Colombian visitors but were unable to make that count until minutes after the introduction of reported Ajax target, Mansilla.
Gustavo Bou played the role of target man to bring the ball down with his back to goal and after laying it into the path of Mansilla, the 19-year-old rolled the ball into the bottom corner with the outside of his boot.
La Academia were unable to add to their lead but will travel to Colombia for the second on June 1st with a slender advantage.
Racing Club 1 – 0 Rionegro Águilas