Sit back and enjoy LCB’s Top 5 Highlights of the Week.
Probably the biggest shock in world football occurred last weekend as Gonzalo Castro (who was recently called up by El Maestro Tabarez vs. Poland) scored 2 goals for Real Sociedad (9th) in their victory over 3-2 Barcelona (1st). Outside his goals, his performance was excellent and one can’t help but feel that there “el Chori” Castro might have some key part to play in Uruguay’s upcoming 2013-2014 calendar.
Mora had another memorable afternoon vs. the Xeneises. This time in the first derby of the year in the summer tournament in Mar de Plata. He scored 2 fantastic goals, and was by far the man of the match, always pestering defenders with his creative flair and never say die combative attitude.
Another great performance for Luis Suarez, who netted his 17th Premier League goal (only 1 behind Robin Van Persie). Liverpool destroyed Norwich 5-0 on Saturday, and jumped to 7th place in the Premier League. They are only 7 pts back from Tottenham Hotspur who hold the final Champions League spot. While Liverpool’s form has been very impressive, this young team needs that big win vs. a major team in order to get to the next level. They’ll get that chance before the end of the month as they take on Arsenal (away) and Manchester City (away)
At the end of a hectic game that saw sending offs on both sides, Uruguay somehow managed to defeat Peru after being dominated for most of the game. Much like during the last U20 campaign, Verzeri’s team seems to be getting the results even when it goes against all logic. They play Colombia on Wednesday. A win there, and Uruguay would certainly be a contender to win the U20 title; something that has not happened since 1981.