Suárez celebrates in the victory of Nacional.  EFE/Raul Martinez

Luis Suarez scored his first goal this Friday with the shirt of National after his return to the club this week, to put the 3-0 against Rentistas in the match played in the Gran Parque Central for the second date of the Closing tournament of Uruguayan soccer.

La Celeste’s all-time top scorer headed in ahead, after a corner kick executed by Brian Ocampo, to score the third goal of the game in the 58th minute, after having entered at the start of the second half.

The last goal of the Pistolero playing for the Bag had been on June 25, 2006against Rocha, in a match that ended 2-0 in favor of Nacional and gave him the 2005-2006 Uruguayan Championship title, before beginning his career in Europe.


Suárez celebrates in the victory of Nacional. EFE/Raul Martinez

El Bolso had already gone ahead on the scoreboard in the first half, with goals from José Luis Rodríguez in the 3rd minute and Juan Ignacio Ramírez in the 42nd minute, so the Pistolero entered a match that his team faced comfortably.

Suárez was very participative, going down to build play with the midfielders and fighting many balls.

The Rentistas goalkeeper, Lucas Machado, drowned out two clear shouts of goal: at 83 he saved a penalty and at 90 he was stopped by a spectacular volley that went into the left corner.

Luis Suárez scored in the triumph of Nacional.  EFE/Raul Martinez

Luis Suárez scored in the triumph of Nacional. EFE/Raul Martinez

This was his second game since he returned to Uruguay last Sunday to wear the jersey of his first club, in which he made his professional debut 17 years ago.

On Tuesday, with just one day of training with the main squad, he played the last 20 minutes of the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana quarterfinal against Atlético Goianiense, in which Nacional lost 1-0.

This Friday’s result gives El Bolso its first 3 points in the Clausura tournament, after losing on the first date against Deportivo Maldonado 2-1.

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