San Lorenzo won as a visitor by 1 to 0 to Merida studentswith one less player, at the Metropolitano de Mérida stadium for the first date of Group H of the South American Cup.
With a great goal from the defender Federico Gattoni33 minutes into the initial stage, from outside the area, the Cyclone he kept the first three points.
After 7 minutes of play, the midfielder from San Lorenzo Carlos Sanchez He was sent off for a double reprimand: the first for grabbing his shirt and the second for a blow to the face of a player from Students.
But at 33 minutes, gattoni was sent in attack, received a pass from Nahuel Barrios and advanced to near the crescent to hit a bomb at the angle, unassailable for Beycker Velazquez.
The team led by Ruben Dario Insua He controlled the match very well, without complications despite having one player less for most of the game.
The next date, already in local condition, San Lorenzo will host Fortaleza from Brazil at the Pedro Bidegain stadium on April 19. This Wednesday, the Brazilian team will receive Palestine from Chili to close the opening day of Group H.