Monday, June 6, 2016

Plaza Colonia - A championship in numbers

Plaza Colonia stunned Uruguay's big teams with their surprise Clausura win. They finished the second half of the year 5 points ahead of Peñarol. Germancopa takes a look at their title in numbers.

Plaza Colonia have won the title.
1 - Only one loss during the Clausura. As a promoted team? As a promoted team. The single team able to beat Plaza Colonia was Juventud. Therefore, the qualification to the 2017 Copa Libertadores was the logical consequence.

2 - Eduardo Espinel's team needs two more wins against Peñarol to crown themselves champion of Uruguay. If they lose one of them, Peñarol wins the yearly title. The first of the possibly two games will take place on Sunday at the Estadio Centenario.

8 - Eight of 15 times, the small club from Colonia del Sacramento kept a clean sheet. It proved instrumental on their way to the championship. Goalkeeper Kevin Dawson, playing in 14 games of them, was responsible for seven of those occasions.

8 - Germán Rivero was the best striker of Plaza Colonia. The Argentine scored eight goals during the Clausura, ranking fourth best among the league's top scorers.

9 - The amount of goals against. Plaza had the best defense in the league by far, next best team was CA Fénix in 7th place.

20 - The amount of goals scored by Plaza. It was only good enough for fifth best in the league. Defense wins championships again?

32 - The total amount of points Plaza Colonia won during the 15 Clausura games. That is an extremely strong average of 2.13 points per game from Espinel's men. 


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