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Uruguay Primera Division: Round Five

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Rodolfo Arruabarrena, coach of Nacional
Rodolfo Arruabarrena, coach of Nacional

Three matches on Saturday at 14:30(EST)

Fenix vs. Wanderers 

Alfredo Arias, Confirms the same team to face Fenix after drawing with Juventud. There is a slight change in the bench. Sergio Blanc, has finally come to an agreement with Wanderers and will be on the bench this weekend.  Fenix are the only team in the Apertura table without a single point.

Fenix lineup: Rafael Garcia, Juan Alvez, Maximiliano Perg, Ignacio Pallas, Rodrigo Rojo, Gonzalo Papa, Cristian Silveira, Hernan Novick, Maximiliano Perez, Cecilio Waterman, y Nicolas Royon.

Wanderers lineup: Martin Rodriguez, Emiliano Diaz, Gaston Bueno, Martin Diaz, Maximiliano Olivera, Santiago Martinez, Guzman Pereira, Mauricio Gomez, Matias Santos, Diego Riolfo, Rodrigo Pastorini.

Liverpool vs. El Tanque Sisley 

Nothing has changed. Last weekend, Liverpool lost once again. El Tanque, a tough opponent sitting second in the table is trying to maintain their position in the table. Liverpool are looking to put a stop to a bad “spell”. An interesting fact, that does not play in Liverpool's favor is the current manager of El Tanque, Raul Moller was the manager of Liverpool last season.

Liverpool lineup: Guillermo De Amores, Agustin Pena , Martin Bonjour, Gaston Filgueria, Christian Almeida, Lucas Tamareo, Gonzalo Freitas, Jonathan Barboza, Paulo Pezzolano, Gustavo Alles, Rodrigo Aguirre.

El Tanque Sisley lineup: Nicola Perez, Juan Pablo Fagundez, Guillermo Diaz, Carlos Santucho, Jefferson Moreira, Andres Aparicio, Jonathan Iglesias, Gaston Martinez, Juan Maracarie, Santiago Lamanna, Cristian Palacios.

Penarol vs. Danubio 

Danubio are determined to once again defeat one of Uruguay’s biggest club. Danubio are going into the match with confidence after defeating Nacional. Penarol obtain the first win of the season last weekend and Alonso has shared his optimism that Penarol will continue on the right track.

Penarol lineup: Danilo Lerda, Emiliano Albin, Gonzalo Viera, Joe Bizera, Nicolas Raguso, Marcelo Novick, Luis Aguiar, Antonio Pacheco, Jorge Rodriguez, Jonathan Rodriguez, Marcelo Zalayeta.

Danubio lineup: Salvador Ichazo, Hugo Soria, Jadson Viera, Emiliano Velazquez, Pablo Lima, Camilio Mayada, Gonzalo Porras, Pablo Miguez, Ignacio Gonzalez, Liber Quinones, Jonathan Alvez.

Five matches on Sunday. 

Cerro vs. Racing 

Time:9:15(EST)

Despite the loss against Penarol, Racing played a great match and are going into this match as favourites. Cerro last fixture was against Rentistas and fell 2-0. 

Cerro lineup: Rodrigo Odriozola, Mitchell Duarte, Pablo Melo, Daniel Leites, Claudio Dadomo, Rodrigo De Oliveira, Gustavo Varela, Luis Urruti, Matias De Los Santos, Romario Acuna, Hugo Silveira

Racing: Jorge Contreras, Gonzalo Aguilar, Rodrigo Brasesco, Pablo Lacoste, Enzo Ruiz, Ernesto Dudok, Carlos Diaz, Diego Zabala, Agustin Gutierrez, Cristian Tabo, y Luis Gorocito.

Miramar vs. Defensor Sporting  

Time:1430(EST)

Miramar has prepared to face Defensor with a friendly against Rampla Juniors. Also Miramar will not be able to utilize Jordan Mosquera, a Defensor player that is on loan in Miramar. An agreement between the two clubs does not make him eligible to play this weekend. 

Defensor and contracts…

Three youth players, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Federico Gino y Leonardo Pais have extended their contracts with Defensor for three years. These three "Violetas" represented Uruguay in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Adrian Luna, a player which debuted in Defensor in 2010 and a year later departed to Europe has returned. On May 23, 2011 Espanyol signed the young attacking midfielder for just a fee of €1 million. In three months Adrian luna was loaned to Gimnastic de Tarragona of the segunda divison in Spain. In 2012 he returned to Espanyol and once again was loaned out. On August 2012, he left Europe and returned to Uruguay. Espaynol loaned him to Nacional. Upon his arrival at Nacional, expectations were set high but he did not get a lot of playing time. Now at the young age of 21 he is returning to his roots(Defensor) to have another opportunity to prove himself.

Miramar lineup: Adrian Berbia, Martin Cardozo, Luis Maldonado, Pablo Pallante, Facundo Tealde, Marcelo Broli, Jhony Galli, Jonathan Rios, Juan Pablo Guardado, Federico Ramos, Federico Fernandez.

Defensor Possible lineup: Martin Campana, Emilio Zeballos, Ramon Arias, Matias Malvino, Gaston Silva, Mauro Arambarry, Felipe Gedoz, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Nicolas Olivera, Maximiliano Callorda, Santiago Charamoni

Cerro Largo vs. Sud America

Time:14:30(EST)

The stadium has been the talk of this match. After a long week of rainfall, there was a concern that Estadio Ubilla de Mello will not be in good condition for the match.The sports manager stated a few days ago that  “The stadium will be ready for Sunday. The heavy rain has stopped and the strong wind helps to dry it. We will not be able to train in the Ubilla and even postpone the Third Division match but it will not be a problem to play against Sud America.".

Cerro lineup: Ramiro Bentancur, Marcos Otegui, Adrian Romero, Alejandro Acosta, Mauricio Ruiz, Raul Echandia, Adolfo Lima, Guillermo Moretti, Rodrigo Alvez, Hernan Fenner, Enzo Borges.

Sud America lineup: Javier Irazun, Maximiliano Pereiro, Rodrigo Mieres, Edgar Martinez, Adrian Argacha, Fabian Yantorno, Richard Pellejero, Fernando Pascual, Angel Luna, Santiago Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Cobelli.

Juventud vs. Rentistas 

Time:14:30(EST)

Juventud lineup: Martin Gongora, Alejandro Reyes, Dario Flores, Darwin Torres, Silvio Dorrego, Cristian Latorre, Emiliano Romero, Rodrigo Viega, Gaston Otreras,Jaime Baez, Nestor Silva.

Rentistas lineup: Guillermo Reyes, Luciano Barboza, Ignacio Ithurralde, Sebastian Sellanes, Andres Silva, Gonzalo Camargo, Gonzalo Bazallo, Rodrigo Vazquez, Gabriel Costa, Danilo Coccaro, Guilleromo Maidana.

Nacional vs. River Plate

Time:14:30(EST)

River Plate has been unstoppable. There is a three-point difference in the Apertura table between River Plate and Nacional. River aspires to continue to be undefeated and Nacional wishes to win on Sunday. River’s main striker, Taborda unfortunately will not recuperate by Sunday so youth player Diego Casas will replace him.

Nacional lineup: Jorge Bava, Pablo Alvarez, Andres Scotti, Ismael Benegas, Juan Manuel Diaz, Maximiliano Calzada, Diego Arismendi, Alvaro Fernandez, Ignacio Gonzalez, Ivan Alonso, Richard Porta.

River Plate lineup: Damian Frascarelli, Luis Torrecilla, Cristian Gonzalez, Falvio Cordoba, Lucas Olaza, Janderson Pereira, Gabriel Marques, Claudio Inella, Cristian Techera, Michael Santos, Diego Casas.