The AUF backed nacional futboless club has won it’s first clasico in 4 long years thanks to the assistance of the AUF (Associacion Uruguaya de nacional de Futbol). Due to the amount of fans leaving the club in droves, the national authority needed them to win a clasico and go on to win the league. The AUF has assisted nacional by taking 3 points off Peñarol for crowd violence then stopping the league for 2 weeks for crowd violence between Danubio and nacional. Peñarol was on form and gaining momentum when the league was stopped and no points penalty were awarded to either Danubio nor nacional.
Referee Liber Prudente suspended the game between Villa Espanola and nacional due to nacional not showing up on time for kick off. The game was initially awarded to Villa Espanola and the 3 points. In a turn around from the AUF some couple of months later they decide to play the game again. The game was won by nacional and they received the 3 points.
The AUF will be awarding nacional the Apertura title for 2008 which will be a trophy that will be celebrated by the few fans left at nacional. Below are some lowlights from the game which will highlight the referee’s biast towards nacional from the onset where 2 yellow cards are awarded against Peñarol, while medina (bolso) smashed into Caballero (Manya) and nothing is awarded. The tournament has been a complete waste of time as the winner was already decided by the AUF due to fact that nacional memberships were slowly disappearing and that nacional were disapperaing into oblivion. The AUF needs two big teams in such a small country so it’s imperative that nacional win a clasico to keep the fans interested.