Jobu laments the end of Nacional’s Copa Libertadores run.
Yep. The headline says it all. Nacional will not be advancing past the first round of knockouts, as they were eliminated by Peruvian squad Real Garcilaso (seen celebrating above) last Thursday, May 9 in Montevideo. It’s a tough loss, but you have to give it up to Garcilaso though. They pulled off the impressive upset. As far as Nacional goes, the sour taste will have to be used for motivation next time. Here’s how it went down… Continue reading →
Jobu reviews Nacional’s first game of the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores.
That’s right, folks. Nacional’s quest for a fourth Copa Libertadores championship continued last week, as the first round of the knockout stage commenced all over South America. As we discussed at the end of last week’s post, Nacional’s opponent in this part of the tournament is Peru’s Real Garcilaso. While the game didn’t go as planned for the Tri-colores, all hope is not lost. Continue reading →
Jobu reviews Nacional’s final game of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.
As we discussed last time, Nacional had already qualified for the next round of play before this game was even played, but had a chance to seal up first place with a win, or a Boca Juniors loss. Luckily for the good guys, Boca lost 3-2 to Toluca (thanks for the help, guys). Because of that, Nacional’s 1-0 loss to Barcelona didn’t matter. However, I think Nacional was content to just move on, because they didn’t exactly send their A-squad out to the field. Let’s talk about it some more after the jump… Continue reading →
El Bolso is back with his second installment of the History of Club Nacional de Fútbol series.
Hello again! Last time, we saw Nacional providing players for the Uruguayan national team when no one else would and winning a championship a year late, despite an ongoing civil war, political persecution of players and the shenanigans perpetrated by the national association, which was biased in favor of teams under foreign control. The next decade was marked by tragedy and mediocrity, but eventually Nacional would regain its swagger. It would take an infusion of talent from Uruguay’s lower classes, mixing with the team’s original base of university students, to put them back on top. Continue reading →
Jobu reviews Nacional’s latest Copa America group stage win.
Coming into Thursday night’s game against Deportivo Toluca, Nacional needed a win to guarantee a berth into the next stage of the Copa America tournament. A win would also guarantee that Boca Juniors would move along with them from Group A. After their 4-0 trouncing of the Mexican League team at home, Nacional made a lot of South Americans happy. Continue reading →