Peñarol will try to seal its classification to the Quarterfinals of the CONMEBOL South American Cup this Thursday after defeating Nacional 2 to 1 as a visitor. For the rematch match that will be played this Thursday at 9:30 p.m. in the Champion of the Century, it is most likely that Mauricio Larriera will repeat the team, although there are different questions on both sides.
El Carbonero was dominant and just winner of the first classic for the Eighth finals of this continental competition, managing to score two goals in the Great Central Park. The great performance of the team suggests that the coach does not make any changes, although it is noteworthy that Joaquín Piquerez finished something felt from his right ankle, where he received a slight unintentional stomp from Gonzalo Bergessio in a quick offensive transition from Nacional at minute seven of the second half of the meeting last Thursday.
Although the left-back completed the 90 minutes, in the following days he did some training in a differentiated way; in case of not arriving in optimal conditions for the rematch, his place could be taken by Valentín Rodríguez.
At the same time, on the right side there would be the possibility of entry for Maximiliano Pereira and for Giovanni González to move to the shuttle zone, proposing a slightly more defensive scheme. This would make Pablo Cepellini or Agustín Canobbio leave the team, who had a great performance in the first leg, so this modification in the right sector has a very low probability, also taking into account the great football partnership that exists between Canobbio and González.
A) Yes, the team that has the best chance of being the starter this Thursday is the same one who played and won the first leg: Kevin Dawson will be in goal, González, Fabricio Formiliano, Gary Kagelmacher and Piquerez in defense; then Canobbio, Walter Gargano, Jesús Trindade, Cepelliini and Facundo Torres; and the reference of the attack will be the Canary Agustín Álvarez Martínez.