Apertura 2013: Week 12 Wrap and Week 13 Fixtures

There was a total goal-fest this week with 22 strikes coming at an average of 3.6 goals per game! The thriller was in Sajonia last night, Olimpia went 3-1 up only to be pegged back by a perserverant Luque – it needed Arnaldo Castorino’s acrobatics late on to decide the game in El Decano’s favour. Both Cerro Porteño and Nacional won comfortably, the former with their biggest win of the year (4-0 vs Sol) and the latter turning on the style late on to move 11 points clear (0-3 vs Carapeguá).

Guaraní sprang a surprise in Tuyucuá by beating Libertad, the Guma’s first league defeat at home in 19 matches. It keeps the critics off Diego Alonso’s back and the aurinegro still in with a good chance of Libertadores qualification albeit at this early stage.

General Díaz still can’t win and the draw with Capiatá keeps the two promoted teams neck-and-neck. Rubio Ñu finally won a game thanks to Hugo Lusardi’s winner, the 5 ft 5 in midfielder is making a huge impact and now has three goals in three games.

Here is a round-up of all the goals from the weekend.

WEEK 12 RESULTS: Cerro Porteño 4-0 Sol de América; Cerro de Franco 1-2 Rubio Ñu; Deportivo Capiatá 1-1 General Díaz; Libertad 1-2 Guaraní; Olimpia 4-3 Sportivo Luqueño; Carapeguá 0-3 Nacional


General Díaz vs Olimpia (TV)
Juan Canuto Pettengill, Itaguá
11/05/2013; 17:00 (22:00 BST)

Nacional vs Cerro de Franco (TV)
Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
11/05/2013; 19:10 (00:10 BST)

Sol de América vs Sportivo Luqueño
Luis Alfonso Giagni, Villa Elisa
12/05/2013; 15:15 (20:15 BST)

Rubio Ñu vs Libertad
La Arboleda, Asunción
12/05/2013; 15:15 (20:15 BST)

Cerro Porteño vs Carapeguá (TV)
La Olla, Asunción
12/05/2013; 17:30 (22:30 BST)

Guaraní vs Capiatá
Dos Bocas, Asunción
12/05/2013; 18:00 (23:00 BST)

By Ralph Hannah


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