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National will receive Penarol this Sunday for the sixth date of the tournament of Uruguayan First Division. But it will not be another duel. It is about the return of Luis Suarez to the Charrúa Superclassic. His last match against Manya was 16 years ago; what is his balance in the most important party in the River Plate country.

Martin Mena


Luis Suárez returns to play a Nacional Peñarol

This Sunday from 1:30 p.m. (Central Mexico time), Nacional will receive Peñarol for the sixth date of the Uruguayan First Division tournament.

The Bag accumulates four victories and one defeat; marches in second place with 12 units, three behind River, the sole leader. El Manya, on the other hand, has eight points, the product of two wins, two draws and one fall.

Beyond their locations and the news of both, the flashes in the week went with Luis Suárez, who will play the great classic for the first time in 16 years.

Alfredo Merlo


Nacional vs. Peñarol: how Luis Suárez fared

Lucho had his first time in the Uruguayan Superclásico on August 14, 2005 at the Riazor stadium, in Spain, for the Teresa Herrera Cup. There, the Tricolor won 3-1 with goals from Diego Jaume, Juan Ángel Albín and Gabriel Álvez. Suárez entered in the 81st minute for the author of the last goal.

Also in a friendly he had his second confrontation against Peñarol. He was the starter on January 12, 2006 for the Ricard Cup, played at the Maldonado Campus; El Bolso won 1-0 with a cry from Rodrigo Sebastián Vázquez.

His third and last classic charrúa was played on May 22, 2006 at the Centenario stadium on date 14 of the local tournament. It was a 2-2 draw and there he scored his only goal against Manya; It was in partial equality by 1 to 1.

The history has an interesting breakdown, between the Uruguayan championship, local cups, international tournaments and friendly matches.

Counting only official confrontations, Peñarol won 141 games with 506 goals in favor and Nacional won 131 times, with 478 shouts; they tied 137 times.

Including friendlies, Manya has 32 more victories against 30 for Bolso (28 equalities).

This time they will collide in September, a month in which there is an incredible parity: they won 14 each, with 17 draws.

Bernard Scotti

>Pure joy on the face of Luis Suárez.>

Luis Suárez’s message before the Superclásico

Before the great duel, Lucho posed with Walter Gargano to ask for peace in the Uruguayan stands and streets.

Suárez and Gargano are now rivals, but they shared more than a decade in the Uruguay National Team led by Óscar Tabárez.

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Lucho Suárez and Walter Gargano in the preview of the Uruguayan Superclásico

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