Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Incredible games across South American leagues

When I looked through results of all the South American leagues to update the club ranking on Germancopa, I was amazed by what happened in multiple games. There were absolute goalfests in several leagues, so I had to write a little post about it.

Gol, gol, gol, gol: Roberto Gamarra. (Photo: abc.com.py)
Two of those games were played over in Paraguay. Olimpia seemed to slowly but surely regain their form that makes them one of the top teams of the country. After slaughtering General Caballero 7-1 last week, they followed it up with a 6-0 victory over league leading Sol de América. Take a look yourself:

General Caballero seems to suffer from a general result crisis. After getting thrashed by Olimpia, they suffered a spectacular 3-7 loss to Deportivo Capiatá. In the process of that game, Capiatá's Roberto Gamarra scored four goals, including a natural hattrick to end the game after it was 3-4 for a short while. The 34-year old striker played for nine Paraguayan clubs already, but had a career game now.

Over in Colombia, in-form Atlético Nacional scored 7 as well. Against newly promoted Atlético Bucaramanga, that did not turn out to be particularly problematic. Andrés Ibarguen started the game off with a hattrick, while Guerra, Ruiz, Bocanegra and Quiñónes added another four in the second half. Since the defense was up to par as well, it ended 7-0. Surprisingly, it was Bucaramanga's first loss of the season, as they drew eight times previously. More of this type of action, please!

Santiago Wanderers relied on the goals from Carlos Muñoz on the weekend. (Photo: elepicentro.cl)
Let us take a look towards Chile's league together, where Santiago Wanderers and Universidad de Chile pulled off a fantastic show for the fans and viewers around the globe. Roberto Saldías had given Wanderers a 2-0 lead inside four minutes, but it was equalized through Leonardo Valencia and Sebastián Ubilla by halftime. The second 45 were striker territory. Carlos Muñoz struck three times inside 13 minutes to give the home team a 5-2 lead. They nearly lost it again towards the end, as Leonardo Valencia's second and Patricio Rubio's first goal set up an exciting last few minutes. 5-4 was the final score and most of all a big reason to watch Chilean football, if you do not already.

Finally, our #5 pick of the week goes to Bolivia. Jorge Wilstermann played Club Ciclón and it was a fun day up in the mountains. League leaders Wilstermann celebrated their sixth win of the season by beating their opponents 4-3 in a back and forth affair. Marcelo Bergese gave the hosts the lead after 11 minutes, but three more goals before the break saw the game tied 2-2 at halftime. Juan Vogliotto (68') thought his goal had given Ciclón all three points, but two late strikes from Óscar Diaz (86') and Marcelo Bergese's penalty (90') sealed the game for the favourites. Here are all the goals in video form:


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