Liverpool Montevideo lead the table
Liverpool Montevideo scored three second half goals as they beat struggling Cerro Largo 3-2 to go top of the Uruguayan Clausura division after six games.
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Angel Pirez put Cerro Largo ahead with a simple finish in the 18th minute, prodding in from a yard out after Enzo Borges’ header was saved.
Marcelo Mendez’s side came back strong in the second half and turned the game around with two goals in seven minutes.
Agustin Ocampo equalised with a stunning jinking run three minutes after half time, dribbling past three players and poking a shot into the far corner.
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Ignacio Ramirez notched his sixth goal in six Clausura matches from the penalty spot to put the hosts ahead, before Camilo Candido scored a wonderful solo goal.
He carried the ball into the box and rode a couple of challenges, before firing a deflected shot past Washington Aguerre in the 72nd minute.
The hosts had Christian Almeida sent off for a reckless challenge in the penalty area as Hugo Dorrego halved the deficit from the penalty spot.
What it means
Liverpool registered their fourth victory of the season. They have 14 points from six games, two points ahead of Nacional. The leaders have scored 15 goals so far this season – the most of any side.
Ramirez has 17 goals in 22 Primera Division games (Apertura and Clausura).
Cerro Largo have started the season disappointingly with four consecutive losses and just one win from six games.
Nacional make strong start
Intermediate champions Nacional have made a strong start, with three wins and three draws from their six games.
They leapfrogged Torque in the table with a 2-1 win with two goals in three minutes from Felipe Carballo and Gonzalo Bergessio just before half time.
Carballo scored a long range effort that snuck between the fingers of the goalkeeper. Bergessio netted his second of the Clausura season with a sliding finish after a rapid counter.
Sebastian Guerrero grabbed a goal for Torque, but it did not prevent his side’s first defeat of the season.
What it means
Nacional rise to second in the table, a point above Torque.