Uruguay Primera Division: Round Seven
By Analia Sordi
Three matches on Saturday at 15:00 (EST)
Fenix will utilize the same eleven, which defeated Rentistas 3-0 in round six of the Apertura tournament. River Plate will be toughest opponent Fenix will have faced so far in the tournament. River does not want lose, as every point is crucial at the end of the tournament.
Fenix: Rafael Garcia, Juan Alvez, Maximiliano Perg, Fabricio Silva, Rodrigo Rojo, Maximiliano Perez, Agustin Olivera, Gonzalo Papa, Hernan Novick, Nicolas Royon, Cecilio Waterman.
River Plate: Damian Frascarlli, Luis Torrecilla, Cristian Gonzalez, Flavio Cordoba, Lucas Olaza, Gabriel Marques, Janderson Pereira, Hamilton Pereira, Cristian Techera, Leandro Rodriguez, Diego Casas.
According to Liverpool’s Manager, Favaro, the team has been performing well but just have been unable to get the wins. He states Liverpool create goal-scoring opportunities but have not been able to follow through. Favaro is confident they will be able to get the win from Sud America on Saturday.
Liverpool Lineup: Guillermo De Amores, Agustin Pena, Martin Bonjour, Andres Lamas, Christian Almeida, Gonzalo Sena, Gonzalo Freitas, Jonathan Barboza, Paulo Pezzolano, Facundo Barcelo, Rodrigo Aguirre
Sud America Probable lineup: Javier Irazun, Maximiliano Pereiro, Rodrigo Mieres, Edgar Martinez, Adrian Argacha, Richard Pellejero, Javier Favarel, Federico Gallego, Angel Luna, Fernando Pascual, Juan Manuel Cobelli
Peñarol-El Tanque Sisley
Alonso was given the door, when Penarol did not win their last fixture against Wanderers. Jorge “Tito” Goncalves is the new manager. Tito was nominated when Jorge Da Silva departed but Alonso got the position.
Tito has been in Penarol for a few years leading the youth the team. For this Saturday match he has already given a call-up to one of Penarol’s youngsters. Augusto Medina, is the chosen one. The 20-year-old will likely be in the bench for Saturday's match. This is Tito’s first incorporation of a youth player and it’s expected that Tito will incorporate more.
El Tanque will not be able to count on the following players, Yefferson Moreira, Cristian Palacios and Alejandro Siles. These players are on loan from Penarol and there is an agreement between the two clubs.
Penarol lineup: Danilo Lerda, Baltasar Silva, Damian Macaluso, Gonzalo Viera, Nicolas Raguso, Sebastian Piriz, Luis Aguiar, Fabian Estoyanoff, Emiliano Albin, Antonio Pacheco, Jonathan Rodriguez
Tanque lineup: Alison Nicola Perez, Guillermo Diaz, Carlos Santucho, Bruno Piano, Gaston Martínez, Juan Pablo Fagundez, Andres Aparicio, Jonathan Iglesias, Juan Ignacio Marcarie, Santiago Lamanna, Gaston Puerari.
Four Matches on Sunday
Miramar newly appointed manager, Gonzalo De Los Santos will make his debut against Danubio. Miramar needs to start winning points or they will likely face relegation. Danubio will be a tough opponent, as they do not want to lose their lead in the table.
The newly appointed manager at Miramar has led to a lot be unknown in regards to the lineup this Sunday. He has been experimenting with the roster and many changes have occurred throughout the week. The only confirmation that can be made is for the first time Hugo Casada will be at least in the bench if not in the starting eleven.
Danubio lineup: Salvador Ichazo, Hugo Soria, Jadson Viera, Emiliano Velazquez, Pablo Lima, Camilo Mayada, Gonzalo Porras, Pablo Miguez, Ignacio Gonzalez, Liber Quinones, Jonathan Alvez.
Adrian Luna will start in hope to lead Defensor to victory.
Cerro: Rodrigo Odriozola, Mitchell Duarte, Eduardo Mieres, Pablo Melo, Daniel Leites, Juan Ramon Curbelo, Rodrigo De Oliveira, Matias Abisab, Gustavo Varela, Hector Acuna, Hugo Silveira
Defensor: Martin Campana, Federico Gino, Mario Risso, Matias Malvino, Gaston Silva, Mauro Arambarri, Felipe Gedoz, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Anibal Hernandez, Ignacio Risso, Adrian Luna.
Rentistas have been doing fairly well and Cerro Largo will be a tough opponent but Rentistas are the match favorites.
Cerro Largo: Ramiro Bentancur, Marcos Otegui, Adrian Romero, Alejandro Acosta, Mauricio Ruiz, Bruno Silva, Raul Echandia, Rodrigo Alvez, Hernan Fener, Andre Nunez, Fabricio Nunez.
Rentistas: Guillermo Reyes, Sebastian Ramirez, Sabastian Sellanes, Ignacio Ithurralde, David Terans, Gonzalo Bazallo, Rodrigo Sebastian Vazquez, Adres Silva, Danilo Coccaro, Gabriel Costa, Guillermo Maidana.
Jose Maria Franco had been training with Juventud for three weeks and has now officially signed a contract. His incorporation is not confirmed for Sunday’s match but it’s highly expected. The veteran striker might just be what Juventud have been missing.
Juventud: Martin Gongora, Marcelo Rodriguez, Dario Flores, Darwin Torres, Silvio Dorrego, Cristian Latorre, Emiliano Romero, Rodrigo Viega, Marco Antonio, Nestor Silva, Gaston Otreras.
Racing: Jorge Contreras, Gonzalo Aguilar, Rodrigo Brasesco, Pablo Lacoste, Enzo Ruis, Carlos Diaz, Ernesto Dudok, Agustin Gutierrez, Christian Tabo, Luis Gorosito, Diego Zabala
Nacional tied with fifteen points with River Plate cannot risk losing the match. However, Wanderers has a quality squad but their result have not been demonstrative of that. Earlier in the week Arruabarrena has given Wanderers recognition to have a great squad and stated “ They complicated Penarol in their last fixture and surely on Sunday they will be coming to “El Parque” with the objective of taking points away from us.”. This will be a very entertaining match to watch.
Nacional: Jorge Bava, Pablo Alvarez, Guillermo De los Santos, Andres Scotti, Juan Manuel Diaz, Maximiliano Calzada, Diego Arismendi, Alvaro Fernandez, Ignacio Gonzalez, Ivan Alonso, Richard Porta.
Wanderers: Martin Rodriguez, Mauricio Gomez, Gaston Bueno, Martin Diaz, Maximiliano Olivera, Santiago Martinez, Guzman Pereira, Adrian Colombino, Pablo Lavandeira, Gaston Rodriguez, Rodrigo Pastorini.