Libertad win and go top of the table
Libertad responded to two defeats in their previous three games with a convincing 2-0 win against Sol de America go top of the Paraguay Primera Division.
Sol de América 0-2 #LIBERTAD
⚽️ Daniel Bocanegra
⚽️ Oscar Tacuara Cardozo#AperturaAPF2021#VamosGUMA pic.twitter.com/vCJakuFdpN
— Club Libertad (@Libertad_Guma) March 14, 2021
Daniel Bocanegra’s diving header put the visitors ahead in the 19th minute before Oscar Cardozo met Antonio Bareiro’s cross with a thumping header to score on the hour mark.
What it means
Libertad have won five of their seven games and are two points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand over their rivals. Sol de America are second-bottom with five points and have lost five of their eight matches.
Nacional unable to break down 10-man River Plate
Nacional drew against River Plate despite the hosts playing with 10 men since the 13rd minute. The goalless draw meant they dropped to third in the table.
Guairena rise to second
Elsewhere, Guairena won their fourth match in their last five as they blew Guarani away in the final half-hour to win 3-0.
Fecha 8#Guarani 0 VS 3 #Guaireñafc
➡ Final. Gran triunfo. Con garra, con humildad y gran sacrificio. Vamooooooos 💪⚪🔵
⏱ 95 ‘ Segundo Tiempo
🏟 Rogelio Livieres #espiritudeequipo
— GUAIREÑA FÚTBOL CLUB (@GuairenaClub) March 14, 2021
Salustiano Candia converted from the spot to put the visitors in front before Fernando Romero shrugged off his marker to put his side 2-0 ahead.
Jose Verdun added a third in the 82nd minute; missing a penalty but latching onto the rebound and stabbing it into the net.
What it means
Guairena have won four of their last five games and are up to second, only behind leaders Libertad on goal difference – having played a more.