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Uruguay: Recoba seals 44th title for Nacional

Posted in South America Football by peterbein on June 17, 2012

Montevideo giants Nacional have claimed the 2011-12 Uruguayan championship following last night’s play-off final against Defensor Sporting. Alvaro Recoba scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute to ensure that Nacional win the title for the 44th time in their history, just two behind eternal rivals Peñarol. Nacional, as the team with the best aggregate number of points following this season’s Apertura and Clausura championships, only needed to win last night to claim the overall crown. Defensor Sporting, who won the Apertura title, needed to win last night in order to force a second leg but the defeat ensured that a return fixture won’t be necessary.