The Rosario based outfit has won the league for the first time in nine years after fighting against relegation just one year ago.Newell’s Old Boys have won their first Argentine Primera Division title in nine years following Lanus’ defeat to Estudiantes.
Only a season ago, the Rosario outfit was facing relegation, but after the return of ex-player Gerardo Martino as coach, the club secured a second-place finish in the first league stage. It went on to dominate the second stage, securing 12 wins from 18 games, scoring 40 goals in the process, with Ignacio Scocco and Maxi Rodriguez leading their charge and securing the title with a game to spare.
The Rosario outfit was able to call on veterans such as Gabriel Heinze to secure the landmark title win, which could yet become a double.
Martino has secured his side’s passage to the second stage of the 2014 Copa Liberatadores, a tournament in which it is still heavily involved, with a semifinal against Ronaldinho's Atletico Miniero to come in July.