This Thursday from 9:30 p.m., Peñarol will visit Nacional in the Gran Parque Central for the first leg of the round of 16 of the CONMEBOL South American Cup.
Facing the continental classic, the aurinegros have several certainties and few doubts regarding the team’s assembly. The main question at this time is the presence of the “Canary” Agustín Álvarez Martínez, who drags a muscle contracture that prevented him from being against Cerrito last weekend, but he is confident that he can arrive in conditions for the cup duel.
Another question goes through Walter Gargano’s teammate in the midfield containment, since although the usual starter is Trindade, the last appearances of Musto with good performances could open the door for him to go from the start to Nacional.
The other question is the possible inclusion in the starting team of Ariel Nahuelpán entering as a starter instead of Pablo Ceppellini to accompany Álvarez Martínez in attack, although it sounds unlikely that the Coach will choose to play with a “double nine” starting, since he has never used this company before since the beginning.
In case the “Canario” recovers in time and can be at the disposal of Mauricio Larriera, the possible eleven of the Carboneros is with Kevin Dawson, Giovanni González, Gary Kagelmacher, Fabricio Formiliano, Joaqúín Piquerez; Walter Gargano, Damián Musto or Jesús Trindade, Agustín Canobbio, Facundo Torres; Pablo Ceppelini and Agustín Álvarez Martínez.