Velez downs Newell's in final


Ten-man Velez Sarsfield has been crowned Argentinean Super Champion after edging to a 1-0 victory over Newell's Old Boys in the final.

The match between Torneo Inicial winner Velez and Torneo Final champion Newell's was settled as early as the ninth minute when Lucas Pratto netted in Mendoza.

However, Velez was made to hang on for over an hour after captain Fabian Cubero was sent off in the 28th minute.

Ricardo Gareca's men rose to the challenge to complete a memorable season for the Buenos Aires-based club.