Cerro Porteno are burdened with huge expectations to win 29th title in Apertura, as this year El Ciclon celebrates 100 years anniversary and furthermore not busy with Copa Libertadores as their big rivals Olimpia and Libertad. The start was disappointing 0-2 loss at the strengthened side Sportivo Luqueno, followed by hard-fought 2-1 win at Carapegua - goal scored at the very end by Pedro Benitez. This is first game at home (Estadio General Pablo Rojas) and knowing the opponent anything else than comfortable win will be considered quite a surprise.
The bigger news for Cerro Porteno are the expected debuts of their new big signings in attack Santiago Salcedo (Sa-Sa) and Guillermo Beltrán. Salcedo returns in his first club after 10 years abroad, latest in Lanus and Argentinos Jrs, Beltran (former player of Nacional) back in Paraguay after spell in Once Caldas. So El Ciclon will be much more dangerous upfront as they were lacking a bit after the departure of Fredy Bareiro to Mexico.
On the other side we have "Cerro Porteno Presidente Franco", shortly calling them Cerro del Este (Cerro from the East), a modest club founded as a tribute to the big Cerro Porteno (besides the name also playing is same colours, with similar crest etc) which plays its first ever season in Primera and facing quite a hard task to remain there. It's a club with limited resources, playing with almost the same 2nd division lineup as last season, also the long distance from Asuncion and the rest Primera teams will weigh. The results so far - 1-4 loss in the opening round at Sol de America and 0-0 at home against the reserves of Olimpia last week.
In addition Cerro del Este had problems this midweek, the players were striking in Wednesday and didn't train because they still haven't received their promotion bonuses, reached some agreement with the bosses but the tension sill exists.
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