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Uruguay Primera Division: Round Eight

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Uruguay's River Plate's player Cristian M. Gonzalez during their football match at the Luis Franzini stadium (PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)
Uruguay's River Plate's player Cristian M. Gonzalez during their football match at the Luis Franzini stadium (PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday at 18:00(EST)

Defensor-Danubio

Danubio had the opportunity to be solely leading the table last week but did not take the advantage. As for Defensor, they defeated Cerro with ease. Danubio need the win to not remain in the top three and with a win there is even the possibility to regain the top spot.

Defensor lineup: Martin Campana, Ramos Arias, Mario Risso, Matias Malvino, Gaston Silva, Mauro Arambarri, Felipe Gedoz, Anibal Hernandez, Ignacio Risso, Adrian Luna.

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

Two matches on Saturday at 15:00(EST)

Sud America- Racing

Sud America has been a great competitor after being in the second division for seventeen-years. Sud America is going into the match with obligatory lineup changes.

Sud America lineup: Javier Irazun, Maximiliano Pereiro, Rodrigo Mieres, Adrian Argacha, Richard Pellejero, Javier Favarel, Federico Gallego, Angel Luna, Fernando Pascual, Juan Manuel Cobelli,Santiago Gonzalez

Racing lineup: Jorge Contreras, Gonzalo Aguilar, Rodrigo Brasesco, Mauricio Fernandez, Enzo Ruis, Carlos Diaz, Ernesto Dudok, Agustin Gutierrez, Diego Zabala, Luis Gorosito, Carlos Acosta

Juventud-Nacional

Nacional continues to demonstrate great form. After winning their last fixture and Danubio drawing with Miramar, Nacional move to second place on the table. During the week they faced a scared when Alvaro Fernandez came down with a viral virus. However, on Friday it has been confirmed that he has made a full recovery and will be able to play. Nacional has ruled Ignacio Gonzlaez out for the match. Gonzalo Ramos, twenty-two years old will replace him.

Juventud manager, Saralegui will make two changes. One will be a tactic change by reinforcing the defense with five in the back and secondly, Darwin Torres can not play because he is on loan from Nacional.

Juventud lineup: Martin Gongora, Marcelo Rodriguez, Dario Flores, Rodrigo Cabrera, Alejandro Reyes, Silvio Dorrego, Cristian Latorre, Emiliano Romero, Rodrigo Viega, Marco Antonio, Gaston Otreras.

Nacional lineup: Jorge Bava, Pablo Alvarez, Guillermo De los Santos, Andres Scotti, Juan Manuel Diaz, Maximiliano Calzada, Diego Arismendi, Alvaro Fernandez, Gonzalo Ramos, Ivan Alonso, Richard Porta.

Five matches on Sunday at 15:00(EST)

El Tanque-Rentistas

El Tanque played a good match against Penarol by taking into consideration they did not utilize three of their starters due to an agreement with Penarol. Rentistas played an intense match against Cerro Largo and won it. With these two great teams, a great competitive match is expected.

Tanque lineup: Alison Nicola Perez, Guillermo Diaz, Carlos Santucho, Bruno Piano, Gaston Martínez, Jefferson Moreira, Andres Aparicio, Jonathan Iglesias, Juan Ignacio Marcarie, Santiago Lamanna, Gaston Puerari.

Rentistas lineup: Guillermo Reyes, Sebastian Ramirez, Sabastian Sellanes, Ignacio Ithurralde, David Terans, Gonzalo Bazallo, Rodrigo Sebastian Vazquez, Andres Silva, Danilo Coccaro, Gabriel Costa, Guillermo Maidana.

Miramar Misiones-Fenix

The management change did Miramar well. Miramar did not win but played a good match against one of the Apertura top contenders, Danubio.

Miramar lineup: Adrian Berbia, Cristian Coleman, Martin Cardozo, Luis Maldonado, Pablo Pallante, Sebastian Perez, Marcelo Broli, Jonathan Rios, Juan Ignacio Guardado, Ignacio Colombini, Federico Fernandez

Fenix lineup: Rafael Garcia, Juan Alvez, Maximiliano Perg, Fabricio Silva, Rodrigo Rojo, Maximiliano Perez, Agustin Olivera, Gonzalo Papa, Hernan Novick, Nicolas Royon, Cecilio Waterman.

Wanderers-River Plate

River Plate has once again top the table by only a few goal difference as Nacional is right behind. Wanderers has not been displaying good form but it is a team that has quality and will play a good match. 

River Plate lineup: Damian Frascarlli, Luis Torrecilla, Cristian Gonzalez, Flavio Cordoba, Lucas Olaza, Gabriel Marques, Janderson Pereira, Hamilton Pereira, Cristian Techera, Leandro Rodriguez, Diego Casas.

Wanderers lineup: Federico Cristoforo Mauricio Gomez, Gaston Bueno, Martin Diaz, Martin Rivas, Santiago Martinez, Guzman Pereira, Adrian Colombino, Pablo Lavandeira, Gaston Rodriguez, Rodrigo Pastorini.

Cerro-Penarol

The manager changed in Penarol but the team, tactics and result did not. After a disappointing debut for the new manager, Tito Goncalves. He will utilize Leyes, which has only played 55 minutes since the Apertura has begun. Seventeen minutes against Defensor, thirty-one against Rentistas and seven against Danubio. Jorge Rodriguez will make his return after being sent-off. During his time off he came close to having his contract terminated because of driving under the influence. Cerro just made two changes to face Penarol, Alejandro Lago in the back and Hugo Silveira up front.

Cerro lineup: Rodrigo Odriozola, Gabriel De Leon, Pablo Melo, Alejandro Lago, Daniel Leites, Juan Ramon Curbelo, Rodrigo De Oliveira, Gustavo Varela, Matias Abisab, Hector Acuna, Hugo Silveira

Penarol lineup: Danilo Lerda, Emiliano Albin, Damian Macaluso, Gonzalo Viera, Nicolas Raguso, Sebastian Piriz, Luis Aguiar, Jorge Rodriguez, Gabriel Leyes, Antonio Pacheco

Liverpool-Cerro Largo

Liverpool is not achieving the results they wanted but the Coach is confident in his team as he will utilize the same eleven. Cerro Largo, potentially could be relegated and that possibility has made the manager, Rodriguez to switch the starters around.  The goalkeeper Alvaro Garcia will regain his spot in the starting eleven. 

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

Cerro Largo lineup: Alvaro Garcia, Raul Etchandia, Adrian Romero, Souza Motta, Alejandro Acosta, Mauricio Ruiz, Bruno Silva, Rodrigo Alvez, Adolfo Lima, Rino Lucas, Fabricio Nunez.