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Paraguay: Club Nacional claim eighth championship (+video)

Posted in South America Football by peterbein on June 6, 2011

Club Nacional finally managed to get their hands on the Torneo Apertura following their Matchday 22 win over Cerro Porteño.

Nacional were two points clear of record champions Olimpia before the final round of matches began on Sunday. At the half-time break Nacional were drawing following a goalless first half whilst Olimpia led against 3 de Febrero thanks to a 34th minute penalty from Juan Ferreyra. After the break Nacional went behind in the 54th minute after Francisco García gave Cerro the lead but parity was restored just four minutes later thanks to Victor Aquino. The winning goal for Nacional came in the 68th minute with Silvio Torales scoring the goal which puts his name in the history books. As it turned out Olimpia, who led 1-0 at half-time, ended up losing 3-2 to 3 de Febrero so Nacional’s title win looked all the more sweeter as the gap increased to a five point margin (Pld 22, Pts 47)


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