Apertura 2013 Week 13 Wrap: Nacional unstoppable as Cerro Porteño click into gear

Following on from last week and the two big winners are Nacional and Cerro Porteño once again, the Barrio Obrero duo registered 3-goal winning margins as the Academia look red hot favourites to take the Apertura title. Olimpia and Libertad managed wins away from home to keep their points totals respectable thinking ahead to Copa Libertadores qualification.

We start at La Olla where Cerro closed a tumultuous week on the best possible note – the players, still unpaid and now without senior figure Roberto Nanni who had his contract ripped up for speaking out, were impeccable in their on field performance. Jonathan Fabbro looked close to his best, scoring one while being involved in the other two and the captain Julio Dos Santos also found himself on the scoresheet. Carapeguá continue to struggle outside of their home city.

The previous evening and Nacional were freescoring once again, this time hitting four past Cerro de Franco with Julian Benítez (who else) adding two to his tally for the season. He was one of five players inisde the opposition penalty box as he slotted home the opener, a clear indication of the confidence of Moringio’s side at the moment. It was a fantastic performance and only a super-slump can see the title slip now.

In Itaguá it was time for Olimpia to extract revenge on General Díaz who had famously beaten them in Para Uno earlier this year. Herminio Miranda says he watches Ronaldinho to improve his free kicks and the central defender had a little bit of the Brazilian about him when he curled in what proved to be the winner on 18 minutes. More of the same against Tigre on Thursday is needed.

WEEK 13 RESULTS: General Diaz 0-1 Olimpia, Nacional 4-1 Cerro de Franco, Sol 2-2 Luque, Guarani 1-1 Capiata, Cerro Porteño 3-0 Carapeguá, Rubio Ñu 1-2 Libertad

WEEK 14 FIXTURES: Venues and Kick Off Times to be confirmed on Monday evening


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