Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

Uruguay: Nacional gain edge with win over Peñarol (+video)

Posted in South America Football by peterbein on May 9, 2011

In Uruguay’s Torneo Clausura on Sunday old rivals Nacional and Peñarol faced each other with both teams level on points at the top of the standings. A win at this late stage of the season would see one of these traditional powers grab the advantage with only three matches left to play. Nacional (played 12, points 28) sneaked ahead of their rivals in the Estadio Centanario on the hour mark after Santiago García ghosted into the penalty area to ram the ball home from just outside the six yard box. It proved to be an important win as Nacional not only gained a three point edge over their eternal rivals but also increased the gap over Torneo Apertura champions Defensor Sporting to four points following their surprise 2-0 away defeat at the hands of Central Español.


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