Guaraní knocks out the leader Libertad and gets into the battle for the Opening of soccer in Paraguay

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Asuncion, Aug 1 (EFE) .- Gustavo Costas’ Guaraní defeated Libertad, the leader of the Apertura, on Saturday, 3-1 in the match of the eleventh day, and in which the team led by Ramón Díaz offered a painful image despite their figures.

However, Libertad is still the leader, although on Sunday it is the turn of Olimpia, which is followed by three points, and of Cerro Porteño, which is four, the same that now separate Guaraní from the leader and who has a pending game.

The meeting was from the first part of the Aborigine, which was gaining space as it proved the ineptitude of a Gumarelo without ideas and without punch.

In the 21st minute the first came, after a free kick by Rodney Redes that was rejected by goalkeeper Martín Silva and picked up by Jorge Morel, who did not forgive.

In 35 Morel again, the most dangerous at that time, who got a right hand that forced Silva to show off with a great stop

The leader was absent throughout the first period, with an Oscar “Tacuara” Cardozo without getting into the game.

Only Blas Cáceres had an occasion in attack, in collaboration with Iván Franco, but aborted due to the mediocrity of local football.


At the end of that period, the referee sent off Iván Piris, after the second yellow card, which put more pressure on Díaz.

However, the leader came out with bellows in the second, and in the 67th minute Sebastián Ferreira equalized with a pass from Cardozo.

The joy on the Libertad field did not last long because twenty minutes later Bautista Berlini made the second in a move articulated by Morel.

And in the final minute came the third and best of the duel, a right hand by Raúl Bobadilla after a lethal counterattack facilitated by Libertad’s bewilderment.

Olimpia has an opportunity to catch up with the leader this Sunday against Guaireña, while Cerro Porteño will face San Lorenzo.

Hours before the game between Libertad and Guaraní, the Sol de América and Nacional played, which tied at one goal. Both teams have not known the victory since the Apertura resumed three days ago.

And on Friday, the beginning of the date, General Díaz and October 12 equaled a goal in their bottom duel, while River Plate beat Sportivo Luqueño (1-0).


(c) EFE Agency

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