Paraguay Division Profesional Wrap: Champions lose again
Nacional Asuncion have completed a terrible finish to the Paraguay Division Profesional, losing 2-0 to Cerro Porteno.
The 2013 Apertura champions, who wrapped up the first-stage title a month ago, lost their fourth consecutive game in the final round of the Division Profesional as Julio dos Santos and Ivan Torres scored the goals for Cerro Porteno, who moved up to third spot.
With Nacional set to begin their Copa Sudamericana campaign at the end of the month, their head coach Gustavo Morinigo will be concerned by his team’s form as they have lost five of their past six games.
In Friday’s game at Nacional’s Estadio Arsenio Erico, the visitors hit the front in the 18th minute when dos Santos converted from the spot and Cerro Porteno wrapped up victory with 19 minutes remaining thanks to Torres’ nice finish on the counter-attack.
Guarani clinched second position in the Apertura standings with a 2-1 victory over Cerro Porteno PF, while Libertad slipped to fourth in the final round after a 1-1 draw away to General Diaz.
In other Division Profesional results over the weekend, Sol de America claimed a 2-1 victory on the road at Olimpia, Sportivo Luqueno drew 2-2 with Deportivo Capiata and Rubio Nu triumphed 2-1 over Deportivo Carapegua.