International Soccer 16 Aug 19:02
Versus / European football remembers Roque Santa Cruz on his birthday
16 Aug 19:02
The top scorer of the National Team and one of the most important football ambassadors, Roque Santa Cruz, turns 41 today.
The important and remarkable thing is that the striker is still active in Libertad, where he just scored a great goal last date against Sol de América.
The scorer received many congratulations from all over the world and from Europe they also remembered the Paraguayan. The official account of Blackburn Rovers in England was one of the first to greet Santa Cruz, a club where he knew how to leave a very important mark.
Also, the account of Malaga in Spain paid him a small tribute remembering the goal against Porto for the Champions League, one of the most important of that institution.
The account of the League of Spain also greeted “Roquegol” and wrote “Leyenda del Paraguay”, also making a compilation of his goals.
In Europe, Santa Cruz played in: Bayern (Germany); Blackburn, Manchester City (England); Betis, Malaga (Spain). The experienced striker spent more than 15 years competing in the Old Continent.
𝐋𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐝𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐲 💙🇵🇾🤍
– LaLiga (@LaLiga) August 16, 2022
💙 Of his 26 goals as a Malaguista, we have our favourite… 😉
– Malaga CF (@MalagaCF) August 16, 2022
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) August 16, 2022
The historic Ernesto “Teto” Cristaldo, a member of the Olympic medalist squad in Athens 20004, stopped playing football professionally on July 18, in Fernando de la Mora’s victory on penalties against 1ro de Marzo for the second phase of the Cup Paraguay.
And this Tuesday, just over a month later, it was confirmed that he will take the reins of the main squad of Fernando de la Mora in the Intermediate, after Pablo Caballero is dismissed from office.
Fernando de la Mora is currently in eighth position in the Intermediate Division table with 28 points, far from the top positions and with almost no chance of fighting for promotion.
Cristaldo had a great career as a soccer player, having started at Cerro Porteño in 2004 and having won the absolute titles that year and the next. He was also a great figure of The Strongest of Bolivia, with which he became champion of Bolivian soccer three times and where he accumulated more than 150 games and 35 goals.
Ernesto “Teto” Cristaldo, who retired from professional football exactly a month ago, will have his first experience as a DT, will direct the Fdo de la Mora club where he played his last game as a professional player, replacing Pablo Caballero who was dismissed @Universo970py pic.twitter.com/4sNPhzaaTm
– DANI SERNA (@Serna_Carlos) August 16, 2022
16 Aug 18:48
Just as it happened at the beginning of the season, Guaraní continues without finding a course and his start to the Clausura tournament is just as poor as that of the Apertura, where he quickly said goodbye to the fight for the title.
Fernando Jubero’s team has only won one game so far, that of the second date against Juan León Mallorquín’s General Caballero at the Rogelio Livieres. Later he accumulated two draws (against Resistencia and Nacional) and three defeats (against Olimpia, October 12 and Sol de América).
With just five points in six games, they are in the penultimate position in the table only above 12 de Octubre de Itauguá, who are at the bottom with three points and their only victory was against Aborigen.
But the trouble does not end there for those led by Fernando Jubero, since Guaraní is also the team with the fewest goals converted in the first six games played.
This weekend, in the 1-1 draw against Nacional, he just scored his third goal in the championship. He had done the previous two in the victory against General Caballero. With this, Guaraní’s average is one goal every 180 minutes, that is, every two games.
Matías Segovia, Alberto Contrera and Néstor Camacho are the only players who have managed to convert for Aborigine so far.
In the cumulative table, Guaraní has already lost fourth place, which gives the last qualifying ticket to the Copa Libertadores and for now, it is in the Copa Sudamericana zone. It is with 37 points, one less than Nacional, which is with 38.