Paraguayan Division Profesional Wrap: Champions Nacional continue to falter
Nacional Asuncion’s faltering finish to the Paraguayan Division Profesional has continued with a 2-1 loss to Sol de America.
Paraguayan midfielder Edgardo Orzuza struck the winner for Sol de America with 10 minutes remaining against visiting champions Nacional, helping the home side up to seventh in the Division Profesional standings.
Sol de America opened the scoring on Saturday with a penalty from Argentine midfielder Sergio Escalante in the 26th minute but Nacional equalised six minutes later through forward Angel Orue.
But after the visitors lost Julian Benitez to a second yellow card in the 76th minute, Sol de America pushed for victory and clinched the three points through Orzuza’s 80th-minute goal.
Despite having already wrapped up the league title, Nacional are in terrible form having succumbed to their third consecutive loss in their clash with Sol de America.
In fact, Nacional have only collected three points from a possible 15 in their past five matches in Paraguay’s top tier of football.
In the final game of the round on Monday, third-placed Libertad also suffered a shock loss, going down 2-0 at home to Sportivo Luqueno.
On Sunday, second-placed Guarani drew 1-1 away to Deportivo Carapegua.
Luqueno’s victory continues their strong finish to the season and sees them climb to ninth out of 12 clubs with the capital club having claimed five wins and a draw in their past six matches.
In other results, General Diaz won 3-1 away to Cerro Porteno PF, while Cerro Porteno drew 2-2 with Rubio Nu.