Primera Division: Defensor Sporting overcomes Cerrito 2-1

MONTEVIDEO. Defensor Sporting topped Cerrito to win 2-1.

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MONTEVIDEO. Defensor Sporting defeated Cerrito to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Defensor Sporting to strike first with an own goal of R. Canosa at the 54′. Then A. Sant’Anna scored again for Defensor Sporting in the 60′ minute with a goal. Eventually, M. De Marco reduced the distance for Cerrito with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Defensor Sporting was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Parque Palermo stadium in Montevideo on Sunday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.7 degrees Celsius or 58.51 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Defensor Sporting was in firm control of the ball 64% while Cerrito was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Defensor Sporting was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Defensor Sporting won the contest.​

Cerrito shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Defensor Sporting shot 15 times, 7 on target, 8 off target.


Cerrito received 3 yellow cards (J. Perujo, G. Acevedo and F. Sastre). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Defensor Sporting.

After this match, Cerrito will stay with 8 points to stay in the 16th place. On the opposite side, Defensor Sporting will have 20 points to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 54'

    F. Sastre (OG)

  • 60'

    A. Sant\'Anna

  • 62'

    J. Perujo

  • 64'

    G. Acevedo

  • 65'

    A. Vila

    A. Leites

  • 65'

    C. Pimienta

    G. Acevedo

  • 65'

    I. Panzariello

    A. Sosa

  • 68'

    A. Quintana

    F. Mallo Blanco

  • 74'

    A. Zamorano

    E. Da Silva

  • 81'

    F. Barrios

    G. Freitas

  • 82'

    A. Duarte

    M. Abaldo

  • 83'

    M. De Marco

    B. Correa

  • 84'

    M. De Marco

  • 90'

    F. Sastre

  • 90'

    N. Campos

    A. Ocampo

Next match

In the upcoming Primera Division match, Cerrito will play away with Torque on the 1st of October with a 1-1 head to head stats.

Defensor Sporting will host Albion on the 1st of October with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of Defensor Sporting (0 draws).

Cerrito: Formation and Lineups

The manager Roland William Marcenaro Nieves chose to play with the following team: Kevin Larrea, Enzo Siri, Gabriel Acevedo, Rodrigo Canosa, Julián Perujo, Alejandro Villoldo, Esteban Da Silva, Adrián Leites, Martín Correa, Fabio Sastre and Alan Sosa.


Cerrito made 5 changes: A. Leites for A. Vila (65′), G. Acevedo for C. Pimienta (65′), A. Sosa for I. Panzariello (65′), E. Da Silva for A. Zamorano (74′) and B. Correa for M. De Marco (83′).

Defensor Sporting: Formation and Lineups

On the opposite side, Marcelo Fabián Méndez Russo played with: Nicolás Rossi, Agustin Sant’Anna, Facundo Mallo, Alan Matturro, Gonzalo Camargo, Gonzalo Freitas, Santiago Scotto, Fernando Elizari, Agustín Ocampo, Matias Abaldo and Adrián Balboa.


Defensor Sporting made 3 changes: F. Mallo Blanco for A. Quintana (68′), G. Freitas for J. M. Jorge (81′) and M. Abaldo for A. Duarte (82′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Primera Division

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