Paraguayan Primera Division round-up: Santa Cruz scores brace as Olimpia draw, 12 de Octubre go top

🏈 @joshratt spotlights @NIU_Football’s game with @BallStateFB as yet another in a big month for the reigning champs.

➕ 𝙥𝙡𝙪𝙨 which teams have been flying the @MACSports flag so far this season?

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https://thegeniusplaybook.com/state-of-the-mac-as-conference-play-starts-in-full/

🌪️ Marc Cucurella has made the most overlapping runs of any #CFC player so far this season. He’s combined with Sterling (7), Mount (6) and Havertz (6) regularly in his attacking runs.

🤕 He misses the game against #CPFC with illness. A boost for Palace?

#CRYCHE

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These five players are the #Gunners most successful dribblers:

🔺 Saka: 32 (20 take-ons)
🔺 Martinelli: 24 (12 take-ons)
🔺 Jesus: 12 (9 take-ons)
🔺 Ødegaard: 7 (2 take-ons)
🔺 Zinchenko: 7 (8 take-ons)

#ARSTOT | #AFC

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League leaders #AFC face undefeated #Spurs in 3rd, in a North London Derby that will be a stern test for both of these teams.

A 𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙚 game to restart the @premierleague. Here’s how they match-up. ⬇️

#NorthLondonDerby | #ARSTOT

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Olimpia drop down to third with a draw

Olimpia’s three match winning run in the league ended as they drew 2-2 against Sportivo Luqueño. The match was Nestor Gorosito’s first as manager of Olimpia.


The match

Orlando Gaona Lugo scored his fourth goal of the season (including Apertura) as he reacted first after a Blas Diaz shot was parried by Alfredo Aguilar into his path.

Olimpia equalised in the 51st minute when Roque Santa Cruz bundled the ball into the goal after Alejandro Duarte dropped the ball at his feet. It was his 16th goal in 22 league matches this season.

Luqueño went ahead just after the hour mark when Blas Dias hit an unstoppable shot on the half-volley that flew into the bottom corner.


Santa Cruz goals

Santa Cruz secured a point for the visitors and scored his 17th this season (including Apertura) when he pounced after a header was parried by the goalkeeper. He has scored six in his last five games and has now scored 84 goals for the club.

The away side went down to 10 in the 88th minute when Ivan Torres was sent off for two yellows.


12 de Octubre go top

Olimpia are now third in the league, two points behind 12 de Octubre who took advantage of their draw by beating Guarani 1-0 and going top of the league.

Pablo Ayala scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute with a side-footed shot from the edge of the box. 12 de Octubre are a point clear at the top but have played a game more than their rivals.


Cerro Porteño take four from six

Cerro Porteño are in second after taking four points from their two matches this week,

They beat River Plate 2-1 in an eventful match that saw both sides have a man sent off.

Claudio Aquino scored in the seventh minute with a powerful strike to the near-post that caught the keeper out.

Aquino then helped set up the second goal for Angel Lucena to slide past the keeper in the 17th minute. Dionisio Perez scored for River Plate a minute before half time but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

They then could’ve gone top with a win but drew 0-0 against Sol de America. They are unbeaten with three wins and three draws.

Fixtures

Olimpia host River Plate this weekend, while 12 de Octubre travel to Libertad. Cerro Porteño face bottom side General Diaz

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🏈 @joshratt spotlights @NIU_Football’s game with @BallStateFB as yet another in a big month for the reigning champs.

➕ 𝙥𝙡𝙪𝙨 which teams have been flying the @MACSports flag so far this season?

#MACtion | #TheHardWay | #WeFly
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/state-of-the-mac-as-conference-play-starts-in-full/

🌪️ Marc Cucurella has made the most overlapping runs of any #CFC player so far this season. He’s combined with Sterling (7), Mount (6) and Havertz (6) regularly in his attacking runs.

🤕 He misses the game against #CPFC with illness. A boost for Palace?

#CRYCHE

𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙩 @SpursOfficial?

These five players are the #Gunners most successful dribblers:

🔺 Saka: 32 (20 take-ons)
🔺 Martinelli: 24 (12 take-ons)
🔺 Jesus: 12 (9 take-ons)
🔺 Ødegaard: 7 (2 take-ons)
🔺 Zinchenko: 7 (8 take-ons)

#ARSTOT | #AFC

🔴⚪️

League leaders #AFC face undefeated #Spurs in 3rd, in a North London Derby that will be a stern test for both of these teams.

A 𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙚 game to restart the @premierleague. Here’s how they match-up. ⬇️

#NorthLondonDerby | #ARSTOT

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