Apertura 2013 Week 14 Wrap: Guaraní beat Olimpia in thriller, Nacional open up 14 point gap

We should probably save us the time of sitting through anymore matches in this cold snap, the league is over isn’t it? Nacional went to Tuyucuá and beat their closest rivals Libertad 1-0 to open up a 14 point gap. They’ve been so efficient this season and once again relied on Justo Villar in goal who had an outstanding game. Libertad will feel aggreived at the goal wrongly disallowed for offside but we shouldn’t let it take away from the great side Gustavo Moringio has set up.

Once again it was Marcos Melgarejo who got on the scoresheet, he has been an integral part of this team on the verge of winning the championship.

Olimpia and Guaraní was a great game, end-to-end stuff with the aurinegro coming out on top against a team full of rested players. That said, Tanque Ferreyra’s two-goal performance for Olimpia must have Almeida scratching his head ahead of the game in Rio de Janeiro.

I went to the game with a group of foreigners enjoying the Paraguayan football experience for the first time and Joel Chury, co-creator of the Why Paraguay? website, made this short video about the game and Paraguayan football in general.

Another big winner with Nacional and Guarani was Cerro Porteño who now have three straight wins, they are on good form at the moment.

Week 14 Results: Cerro de Franco 1-3 Cerro Porteño; Olimpia 2-3 Guarani; Libertad 0-1 Nacional; Capiatá 3-4 Rubio Ñu; Luque 0-0 General Díaz; Carapeguá 1-1 Sol de América

Week 15 Fixtures (All 22 May 2013)

Sol de América vs General Díaz, Luis Alfonso Giagni, Villa Elisa, 15.00 (20:00 BST)
Carapeguá vs Cerro de Franco, Municipal de Carapeguá, Carapeguá, 15.00 (20:00 BST)
Nacional vs Capiatá, Defensores del Chaco,  Asunción, 15.00 (20:00 BST) TV
Guaraní vs Sportivo Luqueño, Rogelio Livieres, Asunción, 18.00 (23:00 BST)
Cerro Porteño vs Libertad, General Pablo Rojas, Asunción, 18.20 (23:20 BST) TV

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