Nacional de Montevideo defeated relegated Cerrito on Monday 1-2 and was crowned champion of the Closing Tournament of Uruguayan football with one day to go and now aims to win the Uruguayan Championship.
Franco Fagúndez and Felipe Carballo were in charge of sentencing the tricolor victory in which Luis Suárez played the 90 minutes. The former Barça and Atlético striker added a new title with this shirt with which he aspires to add a third Uruguayan Championship to his record.
In the absence of a day to play, Nacional not only secured first place in the accumulated Annual Table -which classifies its winner for the championship final- but also took over the Closing Tournament.
The Tricolor accumulates 31 points, four more than River Plate and Deportivo Maldonado.
This will be the definition of the Uruguayan Championship
In that sense, Nacional, for being the Clausura champion, will face Liverpool in a semifinal, which won the Apertura Tournament in the first half of the year.
Whoever wins that match will advance to the Uruguayan final. In case it is the National, champion will be consecrated without having to play that second instance.
In other matches of the day, Boston River defeated Montevideo City Torque 0-2 with a victory that allows them to remain level with Defensor Sporting in fourth place in the Annual Table in direct qualification for the Copa Libertadores.