VENUE: Ciudad de Lanús
Defensa y Justicia upset Palmeiras as Argentina and Brazil restart South American rivalry
Argentina has drawn first blood in South America's 2021 calendar of club football, with Defensa y Justicia beating Palmeiras in Wednesday's Recopa.
Hernan Crespo takes Defensa y Justicia's identity, and some of his own, and delivers an unlikely Copa Sudamericana
Defensa y Justicia possess a renowned commitment to identity, and manager Hernan Crespo worked with that ideal to win the club's first major trophy.
Hernan Crespo's Defensa y Justicia beat Lanus to win Copa Sudamericana title
Defensa y Justicia won their first continental title on Saturday after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Lanus secured them the Copa Sudamericana.
All-Argentine Copa Sudamericana final a matchup between rising coaching stars Zubeldia and Crespo
Luis Zubeldia (Lanus) & Hernan Crespo (Defensa y Justicia) are both top young coaches. Saturday they meet in the Copa Sudamericana final.
Copa Sudamericana semifinal called off after coronavirus issues
CONMEBOL called off Thursday's first leg of the Copa Sudamericana semifinal between Chile's Coquimbo and Argentina's Defensa y Justicia
Sao Paulo's Fernando Diniz is Brazil's next great coaching hope
If Diniz can win the Copa Sudamericana it would further establish him as the great hope of Brazilian coaches.