The dreamed night: Emiliano Villar was Nacional’s solution against Boston River – Ovation – 11/30/2020

Until it came to National, Emiliano Villar he lived in the Boston River youth house. It is that although he played on loan in Cerro, his file was still from the “Sastre” team, the club he had left because “Loco” Abreu had told him that for him it was not a priority and Villar knew that he would not have the minutes I wanted. So it was that he had good performances in the albiceleste, that Nacional set his eyes on him being one of the surprises of the last period of passes and yesterday it was the “Chiqui” who gave the triumph to the tricolor 1-0, in a match poor, precisely against Boston River.

The Spaniard entered in the 67th minute instead of Thiago Vecino and it was the first time he entered to play as a center forward, his natural position. Already in the first minutes he was active and with attitude. At 80 ‘he took advantage of a filtered pass from Ignacio Lores (poor performance but with a notable impact on the goal) to score the only goal of the match at the Centenario Stadium. And minutes later he was able to put the second when he entered only in the middle and in numerical superiority, but Alfonso Trezza did not see him and defined.

Villar had played a few minutes against Fénix and Danubio coming from the substitute bench and only yesterday passed the 90s band: he totals just 95 minutes with the tricolor.

Before, in the first half, Boston River and Nacional played an even, discreet game, with very few goal situations.

Gonzalo Castro and Wiston Fernández dispute the ball in the Boston River - Nacional.  Photo: Francisco Flores.
Gonzalo Castro and Wiston Fernández dispute the ball in the Boston River – Nacional. Photo: Francisco Flores.

Jorge Giordano ordered a 3-4-1-2, where the lanes Armando Méndez and Agustín González had no impact on the game and where Gonzalo Castro (along with the prolixity and good intentions of Emiliano Martínez) was the highlight of the tricolor against a team that came out to play with five defenders and little ambition in attack.

Referee José Burgos did not charge a clear penalty from Winston Fernández against Méndez at 19 ‘, after Carlos Valdez cleared the ball and left it short.

It is difficult to find a clear goal situation for Boston River, because the team defended well but could not have offensive weight or depth in their approaches against Sergio Rochet’s goal.

When the clock did not yet reach 60 minutes, Giordano had already made four changes with the income of Rafa García, Felipe Carballo, Trezza and Santiago Rodríguez, modifying the tactical system and going to 4-2-3-1.

Emiliano Villar celebrates the goal scored at the Boston River-Nacional.  Photo: Francisco Flores.
Emiliano Villar celebrates the goal scored at the Boston River-Nacional. Photo: Francisco Flores.

The albos improved in the complement, they were slightly superior in the initial 15 ‘of the second period, although Boston River returned to equate the actions with many people in defense.

When the game entered the dangerous zone for the visit, Villar found the key with a half turn that the 21-year-old footballer will not forget, since it was his first official goal with the Nacional shirt.

The tricolor are still solid in the Annual Table, they have already made sure to play the Intermediate final and on Wednesday they will seek to advance in the Libertadores.

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