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

Aguirregaray was solid recently vs. Manchester United


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 vs. Defensor Sporting was a spectacle

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.

Peñarol-Defensor Goals

#1 Luis Suarez’s spectacular goal and performance vs. Newcastle United

It's actually worth waking up early just to see him play.

“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!

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  1. Maldoror55 Maldoror55 says:

    Everything can change but Eguren’s place in Celeste is granted.He is permanent,immortal.Maybe Tabarez has a daughter who secretly is in love with Eguren,and her father sees him as his potential son in law.
    Or maybe they are already related,How coms that Farerets is suspicious about Nacho-Nico’s relation and not Tabarez-Eguren’s one ?
    How comes that him and Tata Gonzales are untouchables in Celeste squad,and for Carlos Sanchez there is no place,even when he plays in a top form,in Argentinian primera A.Is Maestro’s La Celeste,a sort of a secret society,some kind of football illuminaties,masonry who has some secret rules and criteria of excellence,and whose status is fixed on a secret tests and initiations?
    Farerets where is now your investigative mind,hungry of detecting conflicts of interest?

    Current score: 2

    • NicoGF NicoGF says:

      hahah u’re right

      Current score: 1

    • Farerets Farerets says:

      Eguren has always been rather strange choice to me, but as far as I know he is married to a Swedish woman, whom he met while playing for AIK in Stockholm – and I also know that Eguren, while having played little for La Celeste, did cement the last Uruguay victory to date (4-2 against Perú in June) with his goal in injury time.

      As for Tata, I never considered him a superstar, but at least he represents a decent Serie A club – not automatically La Celeste qualification but not disqualification either.

      Anyways – if Cavani plays forward and Suárez playmaker, the level of Uruguay should again improve dramatically. Just wait and see!

      Current score: 1

    • dutchfan dutchfan says:

      You mean granddaughter? His daughter (Tania, after Che’s love) must be too old for Eguren, I suppose.

      Current score: 0

  2. celeste24283050 says:

    cavani will be playing striker vs poland
    victrino,mono pereria,forlan,abreu left out of squad

    Current score: 2

  3. celeste24283050 says:

    MORE BAD NEWS
    URUGUAY WIN = 15TH IN FIFA RANKINGS
    DRAW OR POLAND WIN = 17TH IN FIFA RANKINGS

    ECUADOR WILL JUMP AHEAD OF US TO 13TH WITHOUT PLAYING A MATCH?

    COLOMBIA CAN MOVE AS HIGH AS 4TH IF THEY BEAT BRAZIL.

    THE RANKINGS ARE REALLY BAD AND MUST BE FIXED

    Current score: 3

  4. NicoGF NicoGF says:

    not bad news, just the truth being shown. did you believe the story of us being the 2nd best in the world? what about germany, brazil, argentina actually we never were better than them… one result here, one result there doesn’t change the fact they are still the best.

    Current score: 3

  5. NicoGF NicoGF says:

    a team that cannot pass the ball properly will hardly be the best nowadays. look how the champion plays. we should learn something..

    Current score: 1

    • SangreCharrua SangreCharrua says:

      Absolutley rigor Nico, T and Forlan would like us to believe that this type of futbol is not achievable for Uruguay. T in the players and style he has imposed on the NT also the player he puts in who can’t give 2 good passes together & I’m sorry but I include Gargano in this group who along with El Ruso, eguren, Abreu, Castillo, Rios, T Gonzales & Scotti should be gone. Forlan said that we never played superlative futbol meaning that we don’t have the ability to play passing futbol in that he is right because of the coach and the limited players he puts in who do not have good dominion of the ball and struggle to retain the ball when in possession therefore give emergency passes that goes to the opposition. When we don’ t have the ball sit back give up the field wait till the ball is in the last sector to recover not pressuring allowing the opposition to pick their passes and moment of attack

      Current score: 4

  6. SangreCharrua SangreCharrua says:

    I ment to say absolutely right

    Current score: 1

  7. SangreCharrua SangreCharrua says:

    As an example Spain is already thinking about the confederations cup may seem silly but just under a year out and the preparation signs are there http://quenonino.com.uy/nueva-pilcha-en-espana/. Where as we are not even close to having an improved team, the press conference made by T yielded on 2 new players who don’ t play in our problem areas they play in the areas where we don’t have major issues , left midfield and striker

    Current score: 1

  8. SangreCharrua SangreCharrua says:

    Again Sánchez a major influence in the river game it inexplicable how T has not called up this right midfielder given the lack of right sided players in his selection as there is no Mono , no Fucile and Tata has no speed and attack could it be that if selected he would not be able to remove him thus no longer being able to select El Ruso again and el Tata not having any minutes as well as Gargano

    Current score: 1

  9. Farerets Farerets says:

    Both Suárez and Cavani scored important goals for their respective clubs today, both are in tremendous form at the moment… Still, Poland game seems very much open to me. Too many questions, unanswered by Tabárez.

    Current score: 1

  10. dutchfan dutchfan says:

    T’s choice of players seems obscure, incomprehensible. Football quality doesn’t seem to be crucial for him.
    Did/can anyone read the interviews with him in “El camino es la recompensa” (“The journey is the reward”), published some months ago? Does it clarify his policy?

    Current score: 0

  11. Recobenzo says:

    I was excited to see new names on the NT…. But he still does not want to let Perez and Loco go…..so it’s all BS to me. You have Ribair Rodriguez playing and being graded like a rock for the MF for Siena….who looks better than Perez and of course Rolin playing, when given the chance, OK for Catania…but now I see the final list and he is barely taking enough players…when you can sub as many as you want?
    You could have brought Britos on as well….

    Why not take more and see who you can fit in for the next WCQ? See if Rolin and Ribair can fit. I would rather have Gaston Brugman on this team and see what he can do than Perez. The omission of Polenta, then again why he is not playing for Genoa right now is disturbing …is also puzzling. I just do not think playing Suarez or Cavani does anything to help…unless he is really finally playing Cavani like they do in Napoli and seeing if Suarez and Chory can feed him the ball.

    I think the coaches ego and stubbornness is dead on. This 2010-11 team is now already like the 1950 team to some people ….So we have to wait another 50 years for change and progress again?

    Also….it is not just the Olympics where we were let down it was the U-20 WC where guys like Ceppelini and Luna did not show much and are now buried or had to leave Europe to play. David Texeira looked to be a goal machine for about half a season last year and now is buried on the bench in Gronigen. Matias Jones hardly is ever on the bench. Polenta and Cabrera are in Serie B and La Liga 2…. while guys their age or younger get minutes in the higher league.

    Erik Lamela… Who? Is younger than Nicolas Lopez but has 8 goals in 11 games. I realize Lopez may never play for the NT…. but it just shows how the talent gap just shows big time here and there.

    Current score: 2

 

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