Uruguayan Clausura Round 10: Fenix continue to lead the table
By Analia Sordi
On Saturday, two matches to tune into.
Liverpool v Rentistas
Rentistas going for the Clausura title and securing a spot to qualify for the Libertadores. Liverpool will not be able to count on their treasure, Rodrigo Aguirre, who was sold mid-week to Udiense(Italy) and as he is on his way back. He will finish the tournament with Liverpool then depart to Italy. Liverpool will seek another triumph after defeating Nacional 1-0.
Liverpool lineup: Guillermo De Amores, Agustin Pena, Caue Fernandes, Rodrigo Sanguinetti, Gonzalo Godoy, Gonzalo Freitas, Raul Ferro, Gaston Filgueira, Paulo Pezzolano, Facundo Barcelo, Javier Chevanton
Rentistas lineup: Guillermo Reyes, Cafu Barboza, Nicolas Baran, Sebastián Ramirez, Bruno Pinatares, Rodrigo Sebastian Vazquez, Gonzalo Bazallo, Facundo Moreira, Marcelo Fernandez, Danilo Coccaro, Octavio Rivero
Penarol v Sud America
Sud America with an advantage as Penarol had a full week of football. On Friday, Penarol played against Miramar for the Clausura and won 2-0. On Sunday, a friendly against Internacional to inaugurate a World Cup stadium, Beira-Rio. Then on Thursday, played the remaining match of the Libertadores against Deportivo Anzoategui.
Penarol possible lineup: Juan Castillo, Carlos Valdez, Dario Rodriguez, Damian Macaluso, Sebastian Piriz, Luis Aguiar, Paolo Hurtado, Jorge Rodriguez, Marcelo Zalayeta, Jonathan Rodríguez, Carlos Nunez.
Sud America lineup: Javier Irazun, Matias Zunino, Maximiliano Pereiro, Santiago Carrera, Adrian Argacha, Richard Pellejero, Emanuel Centurion, Fabian Yantorno, Federico Gallego, Max Rauhofe, Nicolas Royon.
On Sunday, there are six matches to tune into.
Fenix v Danubio
Fenix, solo leader of the Clausura table with 18 points, will play at home against Danubio, which is second annual table below River Plate. The albivioletas seek a foothold in the first place, while Danubio will try to get three fundamental points for defining the Uruguayan Championship.
The locals are undoubtedly one of the great surprises of the tournament; have not come down from the first position since the first fixture, which resulted a win over El Tanque Sisley in Florida. Managed by Juan Tejera, Fenix come into the match from visiting Juventud.
Meanwhile, the visitors are looking to recover after a defeat at the hands of Wanderers at the Parque Viera. The manger can’t count on Emiliano Velazquez and Gonzalo Porras. The absence of Velazquez forces the Manager to restructure the backline with Guillermo Cotungo, Matias De Los Santos, Diego Martinones.
Fenix lineup: Diego Denis, Juan Alvez, Maximiliano Perg, Ignacio Pallas, Rodrigo Rojo, Andres Schettino, Agustin Olivera, Maximiliano Perez, Anibal Hernandez, Martin Liguera, Lucas Cavallini.
Danubio lineup: Salvador Ichazo, Guillermo Cotugno, Jadson Viera, Matias De Los Santos, Federico Ricca, Hugo Soria, Gaston Faber, Camilo Mayada, Ignacio Gonzalez, Jonathan Alvez, Diego Martinones.
Cerro v El Tanque
Cerro needs to keep winning to remain far away from the table of relegation. Cerro have all their players available.
Cerro lineup: Rodrigo Odriozola, Javier Mendez, Pablo Melo, Daniel Leites, Claudio Dadomo, Jonathan Rodriguez, Christian Cossu, Juan Ramon Curbelo, Carlos Grossmuller, Juan Delgado, Hector Acuna.
El Tanque lineup: Nicola Perez, Danilo Asconeguy, Sergio Felipe, Joaquin Aguirre, Lopez, Gaston Martinez, Andres Aparicio, Jonathan Iglesias, Facundo Guichon, Matias Acuna, Junior Arias.
Cerro Largo v Racing
Marcos Otegui and Alejandro Acosta have recovered so Cerro Largo will have all their players available. As for Racing, which comes from losing in the Franzini, will have some variations in the lineup.
Cerro Largo lineup: Alvaro Garcia, Raul Echandia, Guillermo Moretti, Martin Gonazlez, Mauricio Ruiz, Bruno Silva, Ignacio Nicolini, Diego De Souza, Gustavo Aprile, Rino Lucas, Leaonardo Rivero
Racing lineup: Jorge Contreras, Gonzalo Aguilar, Damian Marechauffe, Pablo Lacosta, Jesus Trindade, Diego Zabala, Ernesto Dudok, Carlos Diaz, Leandro Ezquerra, Agustin Guiterrez, Luis Gorocito
Juventud v River Plate
Juventud have demonstrated improvement over the last fixtures and River has to cautious. River is second place in the Clausura table with 17 points while Fenix leads the table with 18 points. Following River in the Clausura table is Penarol with 17 points. River can’t risk to lose any points with only five more fixtures remaining and the race for the Clausura title being so tight.
Juventud lineup: Leoanrdo Burian, Alejandro Reyes, Diego Rodriguez, Dario Flores, Maximiliano Moreira, Rodrigo Viega, Jonathan Blanes, Cristian Latorre, Matias Porcari, Gaston Puerari, Jaime Baez
River Plate lineup: Damain Frascarelli, Claudio Herrera, Cristian Gonzalez, Williams Martinez, Diego Rodriguez, Claudio Inella, Hamilton Pereira, Fernando Gorriaran, Martin Alaniz, Leandro Rodriguez, Sebastian Taborda
Miramar v Wanderers
Miramar is heading for relegation and Wanderers is fighting for the Clausura title. The possibilities for the Miramar lineup remain unknown, but it is expected there will be quite a few changes.
Wanderers lineup: Sebastian Cristoforo, Mauricio Gomez, Gaston Bueno, Martin Diaz, Martin Rivas, Santiago Martinez, Guzman Pereira, Matias Santos, Gaston Rodriguez, Rodrigo Pastorini, Diego Riolfo
Nacional v Defensor
On Wednesday, Defensor played against Universidad de Chile for the Libertadores, match ended 1-1. The tied was enough for Defensor to pass onto the quarterfinals, which Defensor will face The Strongest (Bolivia). Defensor is focused in the Libertadores and will analyze their players on Saturday to make the final decision on the lineup. Nacional as well had a match during the week and defeated Independiente Santa Fe 3-2. As for Nacional lineup, there are a lot of questions and possibilities. Ignacio Gonzalez has recovered and there is a possibility he can be in the starting line as well with Sebastian Coates.