Soccer-Lanus defeat hands Newell’s Old Boys Argentine title (Reuters)

BUENOS AIRES, June 19 (Reuters) – Newell’s Old Boys won Argentina’s “Final” championship without kicking a ball and with a match to spare in a bizarre denouement to the championship on Wednesday. Lanus, Newell’s only challengers, had 45 minutes in which to overturn a two-goal deficit against Estudiantes in the remaining 45 minutes of a match abandoned 10 days ago when a fan was killed in clashes with police. Estudiantes, who had scored twice in the last nine minutes of the first half at the Estadio Unico in La Plata before the match was abandoned, hung on for a 2-0 victory. …

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Soccer-Lanus defeat hands Newell’s Old Boys Argentine title (Reuters)

BUENOS AIRES, June 19 (Reuters) – Newell’s Old Boys won Argentina’s “Final” championship without kicking a ball and with a match to spare in a bizarre denouement to the championship on Wednesday. Lanus, Newell’s only challengers, had 45 minutes in which to overturn a two-goal deficit against Estudiantes in the remaining 45 minutes of a match abandoned 10 days ago when a fan was killed in clashes with police. Estudiantes, who had scored twice in the last nine minutes of the first half at the Estadio Unico in La Plata before the match was abandoned, hung on for a 2-0 victory. …

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