This Wednesday, January 26, the second classic of the year was played, this time at the Domingo Burgueño Miguel de Maldonado Stadium, with arbitration by Gustavo Tejera.
The match began with a more intense and more precise Nacional in their passes, and already in the first minutes he managed a shot on goal by Alfonso Trezza, but the ball was lost high and wide.
At 16 minutes the first controversy of the match was generated, when Leandro Otormín was shot down in the aurinegra area and all the tricolores claimed the maximum penalty, but the judge dismissed it.
In Peñarol, the clearest of all was Ignacio Laquintana, who was quick and skillful and had occasional goalscoring, but was unable to finish.
The aurinegros put together a great play in the 37th minute that ended with a shot by Pablo Cepellini, from the edge of the area, and goalkeeper Martín Rodríguez kept the ball.
In short, the first half ended with a fair draw due to what was shown by both teams on the pitch.
The second half started like the first half, that is, with Nacional more intense and an example of this was a very powerful shot that Franco Fagúndez took off at 45:50 and hit the crossbar squarely.
However, when the tricolors were better off, at 52 minutes, Cepellini executed a great free kick from the left that Ramón Arias managed to head in to make it 1-0 for Peñarol.
From then on, Nacional tried with more enthusiasm than football to achieve a tie, but found themselves with a firm defense from Peñarol and was exposed to the coal counterattack that could liquidate the match.
The technicians of both teams appealed for the changes, but the match remained unchanged. Already towards the end of the match, the tricolor player Diego Rodríguez saw the red card, for a double yellow card.
In this way, Peñarol won the superclásico and obtained the Copa Tricampeones de América.