Sportivo Luqueño vs Sol de América
Feliciano Cáceres, Luque
156/02/2013; 19:00 (22:00 GMT)
TV: Unicanal (Paraguay)
A rare televised game not involving any of the big 5 pits Luque against the surprise package from week 1 Sol de América. It will be interesting to see if the danzarín can maintain their winning start to the season having been victorious on this ground last Saturday.
Luque looked good against Olimpia and were it not for a stupendous performance from Martin Silva they might have grabbed all three points. The talented youngster Francisco Garcia was at the heart of the attacking moves and was accompanied well by Schuster. Up front the experienced Javier Gonzalez was preferred to Ariel Bogado, both players have the quality to get goals against Sol.
Ricardo Dabrowski got the tactics right against Cerro Porteño last week but he may find it harder to pick the lock of Luque’s rigid 4-4-2. Having said that recently they’ve had a good record against Luque here, winning 2 of the previous 3 games. The main man last week was Alfredo Mazacotte who scored twice and Diego Vazquez is also a handful up front.
Best Bet: It isn’t easy to pick a winner, but I think a home win is worth a punt in this one looking at the quality they have going forward
Luqueño XI (possible): Joel Silva; Victor Dávalos, Gonzalo Maluella, Denis Caniza, Ariel Coronel; William Schuster, Luis Miño, Juan Pablo Raponi, Francisco Garcia; Javier Gonzalez, José Carlos Burgos
Sol de América XI (possible): Roberto Acosta; Bruno Valdez, Ricardo Martinez, Adalberto Giori, Diego Arruá; Sergio Escalante, Marcos Duré, Edgar Orzusa, David Mendieta, Alfredo Mazacotte; Diego Vázquez
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Cerro de Franco vs Nacional
Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, Ciudad del Este
16/02/2013, 17:30 (20:30 GMT)
With the home side’s stadium undergoing changes, notably the installation of floodlights, the game will be played down the road in Ciudad del Este at 3 de Febrero’s ground. Nacional scored plenty of goals in their opening game and have a powerful strikeforce that will cause trouble among the defense of weaker teams. Should be an away win.
By Ralph Hannah