Uruguayan Clausura Round: Seven
By Analia Sordi
On Saturday there are three matches:
Wanderers v Nacional
Nacional, prior to last week’s match were on a losing streak in the Clausura tournament. On Wednesday, Nacional played Atletico Nacional(Colombia) for the Libertadores and tied 2-2. As for Wanderers, it came close last week to defeating Penarol. Wanderers have not won in eight matches in a row, but have a strong team that has a possibility of defeating Nacional.
Wanderers lineup: Federico Cristoforo, Mauricio Gomez, Martin Diaz, Emiliano Diaz, Maximiliano Olivera, Guzman Pereira, Matias Santos, Santiago Martinez, Gaston Rodriguez, Rodrigo Pastorini, Sergio Blanco
Nacional lineup: Gustavo Munnua, Gillermo De Los Santos, Andres Scotti, Ismael Benegas, Juan Manuel Diaz, Nicolas Prieto, Rinaldo Cruzado, Henry Gimenez, Gaston Pereiro, Ivan Alonso, Juan Cruz Mascia
Sud America v Liverpool
Both teams are coming off a tie with their last rivals. Liverpool, cannot count on Rodrigo Aguirre as he felt a slight discomfort and manager prefers not to risk him.
Sud America lineup: Javier Irazun, Maximilliano Pereiro, Santiago Carrera, Juan Aisina, Adrian Argacha, Matias Zunino, Richard Pellejero, Diego Viotti, Emanuel Centurion, Gonzalo Malan, Nicolas Royon
Liverpool lineup: Guillermo De Amores, Andres Ravecca, Caue Fernandez, Christian Almeida, Gaston Filgueira, Raul Ferro, Jonathan Barboza, Ivan Moreno, Fabianesi, Paulo Pezzolano, Javier Chevanton, Facundo Barcelo
Defensor Sporting v Cerro
Defensor did not have a good start in the Clausura, but Defensor has begun to change that around. For the Clausura, Defensor defeated Cerro Largo 5-1 and On Wednesday, for the Libertadors Defensor defeated Cruzeiro 2-0. Cerro, is the worst performing team in the Clausura. The best result Cerro has gotten so far is a tied against Sud America. Currently, in last place it is looking that Cerro will be relegated.
Defensor lineup: Martin Campana, Pablo Pintos, Nicolas Correa, Matias Malvino, Rovert Herrera, Leonardo Pais, Federico Gino, Mathias Cardacio, Felie Gedoz, Nicolas Olivera, Ignacio Risso
Cerro lineup: Rodrigo Odrizola, Mendez, Melo, Daniel Leites, Lucas Hernandez, Pablo Caballero, Jonathan Rodriguez, Rodrigo De Oliveira, Claudio Dadomo, Carlos Grossmuller, Hector Acuna
On Sunday, there are five matches to tune into:
River Plate v Fenix
Fenix, the current leader, of the Clausura with 13 points. Nacional just trails behind with 12 points. Last week, Fenix lost their first match of the Clausura. In the wake of last week defeat, The Manager has decided to change it up in attack with Callorda and Bone. River has won the last three matches. The most important win for River, defeating Nacional 3-0.
River Plate lineup: Damian Frascarelli, Claudio Herrera, Cristian Gonzalez, Williams Martinez, Diego Rodriguez, Gabriel Marques, Hamilton Pereira, Fernando Gorriaran, Christian Techera, Jonathan Ramirez, Sebastian Taborda
Fenix lineup: Luis Mejia, Juan Alvez, Maximilliano Perg, Ignacio Pallas, Rodrigo Rojo, Gonzalo Papa, Agustin Olivera, Anibal Hernandez, Maximiliano Perez, Facundo Bone, Maximiliano Callorda
Danubio v Miramar
Danubio going into the Clausura along with Fenix had made great additions to the roster. In January, Danubio added to the roster, Bruno Fornaroli, Jorge Zambrana, Diego Martinones, and Nicolas Milesi. With all these great additions Danubio is still not consistent. Miramar aim was to stay in the first league up until now Miramar has only obtained three points in the Clausura. Along with Cerro, Miramar is expected to be relegated.
Danubio lineup: Salvador Ichazo, Guillermo Cotungno, Carlos Canobbio, Emiliano Velazquez, Federico Ricca, Camilo Mayada, Hugo Soria, Gonzalo Porras, Ignacio Gonzalez, Jonathan Alvez, Bruno Fornaroli
Miramar lineup: Adrian Berbia, Christian Colman, Pablo Pallante, Santiago Mastrangelo, facundo Tealde, Marcelo Broli, Matias Appelt, Sebastian Perez, Ignacio Christophersen, Satiago Pallares, Federico Fernandez
Racing v Juventud
Racing lineup: Jorge Contreras, Gonzalo Aguilar, Pablo Lacoste, Damian Mairechauffe, Alvaro Alonso, Angel Cayetano, Carlos Diaz, Leandro Ezquerra, Diego Zabala, Luis Gorocito, Cristian Tabo
Juventud lineup: Ignacio Barrios, Alejandro Reyes, Dario Flores, Diego Rodriguez, Matias Soto, Christian Latorre, Renzo Pozzi, Macimilliano Moreira, Jonathan Blanes, Jaime Baez, Gaston Puerari
Rentistas v Cerro Largo
Rentistas lineup: Guillermo Reyes, Miguel Marquez, Sebastian Ramirez, Cafu Barbosa, Sebastian Sellanes, Bruno Pinatares, Gonzalo Bazallo, Sebastian Vazquez, Marcelo Fernandez, Danilo Coccaro, Octavio Rivero
Cerro Largo lineup: Ramiro Bentancur, Martin Gonzalez, Alejandro Acosta, Mauricio Ruiz, Jonathan Souza Motta, Ignacio Nicolini, Nicolas Schenone, Diego De Souza, Gustavo Aprile, Leonardo Rivero, Rino Lucas
El Tanque Sisley v Penarol
El Tanque is obligated to not play three of their starters being that they are on loan from Penarol. Joaquin Aguirre, Yefferson Moreira, and Facundo Guichon will miss the match. Penarol still have an opportunity to defend the title being only two points behind in the table of the leader. The last match Penarol played was on Thursday against Arsenal de Sarandi in the Libertadores and was defeated 1-0. Penarol’s manager has not made any confirmation with the starting lineup.
Tanque lineup: Nicola Perez, Juan Pablo Fagundez, Esteban Maga, Sergio Felipe, Guillermo Lopez, Gaston Martinez, Andres Aparicio, Jonathan Iglesias, Pablo Lima, Junior Arias, Federico Laens