(ESPN.com) – Liverpool defeated South America 5-0 at Belvedere Stadium for the 5th round of the Apertura Tournament and remains at the top of the tournament standings.
It was a special match for both teams, since Marcelo Méndez directed his last game to the Negriazules (he will continue his career in Mexico), while Loco Abreu put an end to his stage as a professional footballer.
From the start of the game, “the blacks of the blade” were superior to the mailbox, and at 29 minutes came the opening of the scoreboard when Federico Martínez stole the ball in the area of South America and finished to establish the 1 to 0. Before from the break, Juan Ignacio Ramírez was present and billed the 2-0 at 41 ‘and directing the victory of the local team.
In the complement Liverpool followed long and at 57 ‘he put the 3 to 0 after a great play by Federico Martínez that culminated with “El Colo” Ramírez defining before the goalkeeper left to extend the score.
The 4-0 came with a free kick from Federico Martínez that got into the corner, and the 5-0 was put by Juan Ignacio Ramírez, scoring his hat-trick just one minute after Loco Abreu had entered the field of play.
With a great offensive display, Liverpool thrashed South America and remains at the top of the Apertura tournament.
LIVERPOOL (5)– Jorge Bava, Mauricio Loffreda, Martín García, Franco Romero, Jean Pierre Rosso, Hernán Figueredo, Germán Pérez, Fabricio Diaz, Federico Martínez, Sebastián Fernández, Juan Ignacio Ramírez.
DT: Marcelo Méndez
SOUTH AMERICA (0)– Juan González, Guillermo Rodríguez, Luis Morales, Luiz Nogueira Da Silva, Agustín Cayetano, Juan Ignacio Panzariello, Kevin Lewis Rodríguez, Mauricio Pereyra, Bruno Giménez, Pablo Olivera, Pablo Mouche.
DT: Claudio “Pampa” Biaggio
Goals: Federico Martínez (29 ‘, 57 and 72’) and Ignacio Ramírez (42 ‘and 75’)