The striker debuted with his new team with a header in the second half
José Luis Rodríguez and Juan Ignacio Ramírez scored earlier to round off the final 3-0
Luis Suarez put the icing on the goleada National by 3-0 to Rentistasthe first since his return to the Uruguayan club, but he wasted a penalty that could have increased the advantage at the beginning of the second day of the Closing Tournament.
At 59 minutes, 14 after jumping onto the field of the Gran Parque Central stadium, the striker took advantage of a cross from Brian Ocampo and framework the third goal for the Tricolor with a powerful header. Immediately, number 9 celebrated with his companions and greeted his daughter Delfina, who celebrates her birthday this Friday.
At the end of the match, when Nacional was winning 3-0 thanks to goals from José Luis Rodríguez, Juan Ignacio Ramírez and Suárez, the team led by Pablo Repetto had a penalty in favor of a handball by Fabricio Buschiazzo. ‘El Pistolero’ took the ball and immediately the vast majority of fans took their cell phones to record the moment. However, goalkeeper Lucas Machado, who was playing his first match at Rentistas on this day, became the villain of number 9 by stopping his shot. Later, in front of a spectacular pirouette by Suárez, the number 12 flew and again drowned out the celebration of the scorer, who greeted him.
In this way, Nacional got its first victory in the Closing Tournament and made sure to continue first in the accumulated Annual Table. Suárez scored his 13th official goal with the Tricolor, 16 years, one month and three days after playing his last match for the Uruguayan Championship. Now, the striker and his teammates will begin to think about the return match with Atlético Goianiense, this Tuesday for the passage to the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana. Nacional lost at home 0-1.