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Peñarol continues to lead by equalizing in the Uruguayan superclassic with Nacional

Peñarol continues to lead by equalizing in the Uruguayan superclassic with Nacional

The leader Peñarol equaled 0-0 with his archrival Nacional and maintained the lead in the Uruguayan Clausura tournament in a superclassic match that recorded more discussions and infractions than football.

Gray as the afternoon of this Sunday in Montevideo, the old Uruguayan confrontation left little flavor for the local Peñarol, who did something more for the victory but missed the opportunity to escape and leave Nacional with no chances for the title.

A play by the promising youth Facundo Torres de Peñarol, who crashed a shot in the left vertical at minute 40, was the most dangerous of the match at the Campeón del Siglo stadium.

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Little more than some other approaches by the ‘carbonero’ especially in the second half and isolated arrests of Nacional were diluted in a meeting of rough play and little football, which dampened the enthusiasm of the public, present for the first time in a classic after two years without capacity for the coronavirus pandemic.

With the equality 0-0 at the Campeón del Siglo stadium, Peñarol rose to 20 points in nine games and remained as the solo leader, while Nacional was in fourth place with 15, behind Wanderers and Cerro Largo. AFP (HN)

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