National vs. Peñarol – Pre-Match – July 4, 2021

National vs.  Peñarol - Pre-Match - July 4, 2021

(EFE) – Nacional and Peñarol will meet this Sunday in a classic duel that, in addition to the attraction that this eternal rivalry already has, it will be a historic game to be played in the field of the tricolor, the Great Central Park , after 92 years.

All eyes are on this game that, like all classic games, is presumed to be locked and both teams will speculate much of the game so as not to risk losing a match that will undoubtedly be remembered.

The last time that charcoal burners and tricolores faced each other in this field was in 1929, when Nacional won 1-0.

With the inauguration of the Centennial Stadium in the 1930 World Cup, the classics were played at the Monument to World Soccer (declared this way by FIFA in 1983) and the venues of the big teams were lost.

However, this reality began to change since Peñarol inaugurated his home, the Champion of the Century, in 2016 and was in the running to bring this game between the two Uruguayan giants to his stadium. It was like this that since 2019 they have already been three games there.

Now, Nacional will continue on this path and the greats of Uruguay will definitely play this historic match again on their respective fields.

For the game, the Tricolor will bet on its key pieces in attack, such as the Argentine striker and championship scorer, Gonzalo Bergessio, who continues to show quality with his forcefulness in the networks and his compatriot Andrés D’Alessandro is also expected to have minutes. ,

Those who will not be able to be in the Nacional will be the full back Armando Méndez and the Argentine forward Leandro Fernández, both injured.

Meanwhile, the Carbonero puts his hopes in his young goalscoring jewel, Agustín Álvarez Martínez and in the experience of referents such as Walter ‘Mota’ Gargano.

Both teams will not be able to count on footballers because they are playing the Copa América with Uruguay: Sergio Rochet, Camilo Cándido and Brian Ocampo in Nacional and Giovanni González with Facundo Torres in Peñarol.

In the previous one, the tricolor coach, Alejandro Cappuccio, said that the return to the Great Central Park is “very important” since “there is nothing more beautiful than playing at home.”

For his part, Mauricio Larriera, Carbonero coach, pointed out that the classic is “a separate championship” and that this Sunday only serves “to be champion.”


NATIONAL: Martín Rodríguez; Mathías Laborda, Guzmán Corujo, Nicolás Marichal, Christian Almeida; Gabriel Neves, Facundo Píriz, Alfonso Trezza; Maximiliano Cantera and Gonzalo Bergessio.

Coach: Alejandro Cappuccio.

PEÑAROL: Kevin Dawson; Juan Acosta, Gary Kagelmacher, Fabricio Formiliano, Valentín Rodríguez; Walter Gargano, Jesus Trindade, Agustín Canobbio; Pablo Ceppelini, Cristian Olivera and Agustín Álvarez.

Coach: Mauricio Larriera.

Referee: Gustavo Tejera.

Stadium: Gran Parque Central.

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
confused confused
fail fail
fun fun
geeky geeky
love love
lol lol
omg omg
win win