Nacional made the expense and beat the combative General Caballero of Juan León Mallorquín 1-2, who does not lift his head. Trico’s first victory so far this year.
General Caballero de Mallorquín was the host today against Nacional at the charming Gunther Vogel stadium (San Lorenzo) at the start of the fifth date of the Apertura 2022 First Division tournament.
Match of even forces, with a lot of friction in the midfield and the consequent interruptions. An interesting round trip despite the intense heat and humidity.
The Argentinian Facundo Bruera scored at the end of the first stage and gave Hernán Rodrigo López’s team oxygen, which at that point had already done enough to go ahead of the scoreboard.
General had multiple options to reach the tie, such as a penalty sanctioned at game time that Santiago Salcedo sent to the post and other dangerous incursions contained by the tricolor goalkeeper, Santiago Rojas.
But when it seemed that General was getting closer to equalizing, a cross from Orlando Gaona Lugo found Richard Prieto, who settled in and took the low lash for 2-0 (73′).
El Rojo did not lower his arms and got back into the process with the discount, also the work of Argentinean Guillermo Hauche (79′), which gave emotion to the launch in its final stretch.
The white team withstood the rival’s powerful attacks and won their first victory so far this season (sixth with five points).
For his part, General suffered his third fall in a row and stalled in eighth place (4 points) after a very promising start.
Now, the protagonists are preparing for their respective premieres at Conmebol Sudamericana 2022. General will face Sol de América next Wednesday and, a day later, Nacional will face Guaireña.