In what looks certain to be Esteban Andrada’s last game for the club before a move to Boca Juniors, the Lanús goalkeeper oversaw a penalty victory over Federal A club Douglas Haig to see El Granate through to the Copa Argentina last 32.
However, the 27-year-old didn’t actually need to make a save as two wayward efforts saw Lanús take the shootout 4-2.
And while Andrada leaves with a win it was far from the goalkeeper’s best game. There was little the former Argentina youth international could do to prevent Cristian Duma’s fine equaliser ten minutes from time but a dreadful error earlier could and probably should have been punished.
Joel Martínez had given Lanús a scrappy early lead but Ezequiel Carboni’s side didn’t have the quality to build on that and when Duma sliced through the defence to equalise, El Granate looked like they could be yet another high-profile casualty of the cup.
That wasn’t to be the case – Emiliano Belfiore blazed over for the lower league side and although Gastón Lodico saw an effort saved to provide Douglas Haig with hope, Lanús were otherwise perfect from the spot. Goalscorer Duma struck the crossbar and so recent signing Jorge Pereyra Díaz rolled in the winner.
Lanús will face Atlético de Rafaela in the last 32.