Paraguayan football derby

Paraguayan football derby

The Paraguayan football derby, also named as the Superclásico (Super derby); is a football fixture played between Cerro Porteño and Olimpia, the two most successful and popular teams from Paraguay.

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Head to head

* Updated as of 24 August, 2008 [ [http://www.abc.com.py/articulos.php?fec=2008-03-23&pid=401247&sec=8 All results up to 2007 from Diario ABC Color] (with data for 2008 and on updated)]

Other stats

Other stats from the Paraguayan Derby: [ [http://www.abc.com.py/articulos.php?fec=2008-03-23&pid=401247&sec=8 El Clásico, palabra santa] ]
* Largest wins: in an official match goes to Cerro, in a 8-1 win from 1937. Olimpia's biggest win was registered in a friendly match in 1916, with a result of 10-1.
* Most wins in a row by Cerro: five consecutive, in 1986 (2-0, 2-1) and 1987 (2-0, 2-1, 1-0).
* Most wins in a row by Olimpia: four consecutive in two occasions; in 1925 (3-1, 3-0) and 1926 (4-1, 3-0), and 1980 (2-0) and 1981 (1-0, 1-0, 1-0).
* Unbeaten streaks: both teams have a record of 10 games without losing to each other. Cerro was unbeaten for 10 games between July of 1992 and July of 1995; while Olimpia was unbeaten for 10 games between October of 2001 and September of 2004.
* Overall Top Scorers: for Olimpia is Mauro Caballero with 10 goals (9 in the Paraguayan League and 1 in Copa Libertadores) and for Cerro is Saturnino Arrua with 11 goals (7 in the Paraguayan League and 4 in the Copa Libertadores).
* Top Scorers in a single game: Dante Lopez for Olimpia, scoring 4 goals in 2005 and Pedro Osorio for Cerro, scoring 4 goals in 1937.
* Most goals by a player in a single season: Arístides Del Puerto, Rafael Bobadilla and Mauro Caballero have all scored five goals in a single season (in 1967, 1983, 1998 respectively).
* Players to score for both clubs: Benjamín Laterza (1 for Cerro in 1939 and 3 for Olimpia between 1941 and 49); Julio Díaz (1 for Cerro Porteño in 1973 and 2 for Olimpia between 1976 and 80); Crispín Maciel (1 for Cerro Porteño in 1983, and 1 for Olimpia in 1984); Alfredo Mendoza (1 for Cerro Porteño in 1983 and 2 for Olimpia in 1989 and 1997); Miguel Sanabria (3 for Cerro Porteño in 1989 and 90, and 3 for Olimpia between 1991 and 95).

Vital clashes from recent years

In 1999, Olimpia, winners of that year's Torneo Apertura (Opening Championship) were going for their third consecutive Absoluto (Overall) title. The opponents that day were Torneo Clausura (Closing Championship) winners Cerro Porteño. The first leg went to El Decano 1-0, with everything to play for ahead of the return, billed as "The last derby of the Millennium".

Cerro flew out of the blocks to take a 2-0 lead, courtesy of goals from Osvaldo Peralta and Juan Manuel Sara. Not to be denied, Carlos Humberto Paredes, Virginio Cáceres and Walter Avalos all scored for Olimpia to turn the game on its head and win the coveted triple crown.

However, the Club del Pueblo would have their revenge six years later, in a thrilling finale to the 2005 Clausura. The penultimate match of the campaign saw second-placed Cerro host leaders Olimpia, El Decano holding a precious one-point lead over their near neighbours. It was the visitors who struck first through Carlos Galvan, before El Ciclón fought back to record a crucial win with goals from Walter Fretes, Julio dos Santos and Erwin Avalos.

On the final matchday, with their fate now in their own hands, 2005 Apertura winners Cerro Porteño held firm to defeat General Caballero, a victory that clinched both the Clausura and the overall 2005 championship.

Last 10 encounters

References

External links

* [http://www.cerro.com.py/ Cerro Porteño]
* [http://www.clubolimpia.com.py/ Olimpia]
* [http://www.footballderbies.com/ Football Derbies]
* [http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=124137.html/ The Classic from FIFA.com]


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