Apertura 2018: Round 2 highlights

Peñarol continued their domestic dominance on Sunday after a convincing 4-1 win over River Plate at Campeón del Siglo, ending a 5 game winless streak against the darseneros. The game had it all: an incorrectly disallowed Fidel Martínez goal, a penalty not given to the home side, and a Cebolla Rodriguez golazo and red card in the space of a minute. Walter Gargano was once again the standout in midfield for Peñarol, leading to murmurs surrounding a potential national team recall… all seems very unlikely at this stage.

On Saturday Nacional made it two wins in a row, with Argentine signing Gonzalo Bergessio impressing again with a second consecutive brace. In one of Uruguay’s other clasicos, Danubio ended a long winless streak against Defensor, it’s 2-1 win at Jardines the first against their rivals since 2014. Elsewhere, Wanderers got their second ‘win’ of the season (they were awarded an automatic first round win after El Tanque’s last-minute league withdrawal), while Atenas and recently promoted Progreso all got their first wins of the campaign. Goals compilation, extended match highlights and standings below.

Round 2 all goals compilation

Peñarol 4-1 River Plate

Danubio 2-1 Defensor Sporting

Rampla Juniors 0-3 Nacional

Boston River 1-3 Montevideo Wanderers

Torque 0-3 Progreso

Fénix 0-0 Cerro

Atenas 1-0 Racing

Standings after 2 rounds

taken from AUF website

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