Asunción, Sep 25 (EFE) .- The Guaraní coach, the Spanish Fernando Jubero, said this Sunday that his team must continue to think match by match to retain the leadership and conquer the Clausura, regardless of the fact that Cerro Porteño, until now The only guard, fell last night against Sportivo Luqueño at home (0-1).
The Aborigine, who closes the tenth date against Sol de América on Monday, is currently in the table with 21 points, five above the Cyclone, and with eight days left to finish the tournament.
“For me, tomorrow’s game is a three-point game. That our rival has punctured gives us the chance to extend the advantage,” he said at a press conference.
Jubero insisted that the defeat of Cerro Porteño does not suppose an “extra motivation” in the clash against Sol de América, but that in his opinion it is “an addition to the fact that if we win we can increase the advantage”
“As I was saying, what we have to do is do things as before, work, have peace of mind,” he commented, adding that maintaining a “united group” is the “main strength” of the team.
Cerro Porteño’s stumble this Saturday pairs the Barrio Obrero team on points with Luqueño, who could have increased the score on the scoreboard with the penalty taken by Enrique Borja, which deflected goalkeeper Jean Fernandes.
Guaraní, undefeated leader, faces a Sol de América that is in the measured zone of the classification, with nine points less.
The leader’s advantage is considerable over Libertad and Olimpia, the other two greats of Paraguayan football, who today will face River Plate and Guaireña, respectively.
The difference with Libertad is 10 points, and 15 over Olimpia, immersed in a game crisis that places him at the bottom of the table, with two points less than Guaireña, the last one.
In the other meeting on Saturday of the closing date, Nacional and October 12 equaled one goal.
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