Pepe Sand gave Lanús a 1-0 away win against Vélez Sarsfield in the first leg of their CONMEBOL Sudamericana Semifinal.

Sand’s goal proved the difference in the scoreline, but it was brilliant play in goal from Lanús GK Lautaro Morales that helped his side secure the 1-0 victory, as Morales saved a penalty and came up with a couple of critical stops in the second half of the match as well.

The two sides meet again next Wednesday with a spot in the Sudamericana Final in Córdoba on the line.