Liverpool march on
Liverpool Montevideo continued their excellent start to the season with a 2-1 win over Wanderers in the Uruguay Primera Division.
💥 ¡GANOOOOOO LIVERPOOL!
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— Liverpool F.C. (@LiverpoolFC1915) February 17, 2021
Marcelo Mendez’s side have started the season off in great form and are still unbeaten with five wins from eight games.
Liverpool striker Ignacio Ramirez had a shot tipped over by namesake Ignacio de Arruabarrena as the hosts started strongly.
They took the lead when a well worked move from a short corner ended with a clinical header into the corner from Christian Almeida after 28 minutes.
In the second half, Ramirez blazed over from close range after the Wanderers defenders failed to deal with a direct ball forward.
However, he raced clear and held off Paulo Lima to double the hosts’ lead in the 53rd minute.
It was his seventh goal of the Clausura season – the most in the division.
Wanderers pulled one back through Hernan Rivero, who tapped in after Bruno Correa rolled the ball across the six-yard box.
They pushed for an equaliser and Diego Hernandez was denied by a sprawling save from Sebastian Lentinelly.
What it means
The hosts held on to go six points clear of their rivals, with 18 points from their eight matches.