The November 3/4 2012 weekend has passed and La Celeste Blog will update you with the 5 major Uruguayan highlights from around the world. So sit back, sip your coffee and enjoy as we begin with #5…
#5. Inter do Porto Alegre, without Diego Forlan, are eliminated from the Copa Libertadores
Inter were blown away 3-0 vs. Nautico earlier today. Forlan did not play and there are only 4 matches left in the season. Diego had some solid performances prior to this week.
#4. Matias Aguirregaray, recently called up for the Poland fixture, scores again
A chance to see Aguirregaray (who was recently called up by Tabarez) as he scored the 5th goal for his side’s 5-0 victory over Braslov in the Romanian first division. In the UEFA Champions League, Cluj are currently in 2nd place, behind Manchester United. Aguirregaray’s impressive long range goal can be seen below.
Aguirregaray Goal at 6:30
#3. Edinson Cavani goal vs. Torino
Napoli (3rd place, behind Juventus and Inter Milan) drew Torino at home and Cavani netted his side’s only goal. He’s been doing well without Lavezzi this season. Already, he has scored 7 goals and is 1 goal from the leading scorer in Serie A.
Cavani’s Goal vs. Torino
#2. Peñarol defeats Defensor Sporting- in a thriller- to set up the Super Clasico for next week.
Peñarol’s victory in this thriller against Defensor came at the perfect time as they took first place in the Apertura. They are currently the most on form team in Uruguayan football, with players like Estoyanoff, Grossmueller, Olivera and Zalayeta playing their best football. Nacional will play Peñarol next weekend in a crucial Super Clasico.
Uruguayan table with 5 games to go: 1. Peñarol 23, 2. El Tanque 21, 3. Defensor Sporting 19, 4. Nacional 19.
#1 Luis Suarez’s spectacular goal and performance vs. Newcastle United
“The touch of a genius”- were the words used by Sky Sports to describe Luisito’s magnificent goal today. His overall performance was electrifying and it earned him the man of the match honours. Unfortunately Liverpool still remain in 12th place with the 1-1 draw. So far, Luis has scored 10 goals in 15 matches (all competitions), and is the Premier League’s 2nd highest scorer with 7 goals in 10 games. This isn’t even mentioning his assist count. Luis, I can’t say how proud we are of you.
Suarez’s goal vs. Newcastle
That’s it for this week folks. Next week we’re sure to have some great drama with el Clasico and the featured Chelsea v. Liverpool match. Have a great week!