Round 5 (midweek round)
BANFIELD v LANUS
South of Buenos Aires Derby
August 28, 2007
640 x 464
One of the Bs As derbies, 2 small teams that have learned their way into continental cups.
Banfield lost their first game of the season to Estudiantes, but since then have won 3 in a row and are sitting on 2nd place. New coach Llop has put together a fighting team with two good forwards, Cvitanich and Pavlovich along a very interesting left midfielder, #10 Maidana.
Lanus is qualified for this year’s continental cups. They had a good start in the Sudamericana Cup, but have failed to gain the points that this team had thought achievable in the Apertura ... laying on 4 points. Two of my personal favorites in the league are DM Pelletieri and left midfielder (can also play the right) Valerie. They have signed CF Sand from River … a good signing that covers their soft spot last year.