Nacional prepares the Classic with a victory, Peñarol falls to Montevideo City


Montevideo, Aug 1 (EFE) .- El Nacional beat Liverpool 2-1 on Saturday in their last game before the resumption of the Uruguayan Opening Tournament, while Peñarol fell 0-1 to Montevideo City Torque.

The tricolor, led by Gustavo Munúa, won the victory thanks to the scores of Argentine striker Gonzalo Bergessio and midfielder Santiago Rodríguez.

Meanwhile, attacker Agustín Dávila scored the only goal for Liverpool in a 90-minute match that was played behind closed doors at the Gran Parque Central stadium in Montevideo.

With this game, Nacional closed a series of friendlies in which they defeated Tacuarembó (1-0), Rentistas (2-0) and Deportivo Maldonado (3-2), tied against Cerro Largo (3-3) and fell against Montevideo Wanderers (0-1).

For its part, Peñarol, led by Diego Forlán, fell 0-1 to Montevideo City Torque at the Campeón del Siglo stadium, located on the outskirts of Montevideo, where the starting teams met in an 80-minute duel.

In this match, the goal of the winning team was converted by young striker Matías Cóccaro.

This friendly was the sixth that the charcoal burner played in his preparation for the resumption of local football in which he beat Liverpool (1-0), and equaled against Danube (1-1), Cerro Largo (0-0) the Youth from Las Piedras (1-1) and Cerro (0-0).

Next weekend and with a Classic between Nacional and Peñarol, the Uruguayan Championship will resume the activity that stopped on March 13 when the health emergency in the country was declared by COVID-19.

So far, only the first three dates of the Apertura Tournament have been played, which has Rentistas as the only leader in the table after having achieved a full victory.

The big teams, meanwhile, did not have the best start and are far from the leading positions. Peñarol is ninth with four points and the tricolor is fourteenth with two units.

(c) EFE Agency


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