Olimpia 4-3 Guaraní - Partidazo

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On 6 March 2011 Paragauyan league leaders Olimpia hosted Guaraní in the seventh round of games.

Miguel Paniagua opened the scoring for the visitors with a cracking long range strike. Edgar Robles equalised with another brilliant goal then Pablo Zeballos put the hosts ahead with a header.

After half time Guaraní equalised again when Argentine defender Eduardo Filippini headed in a free kick that was chipped into the box from nearer the centre of the pitch than the goalmouth.

Olimpia's Argentine forward Juan Carlos Fereyra re-established the lead and second half substitute tiny Maxi Biancucchi made it 4-2 after a wonderfully unselfish pass from his gigantic looking strike partner Ferreyra.

Guaraní grabbed a goal back in the 87th minute to enliven the last few minutes but Olimpia held on for their seventh consecutive win to maintain their seven point advantage at the top of the table. Nery Pumpido is back in charge of the side he led to Copa Libertadores triumph in their centenary year back in 2002 and has set about qualifying for next year's event in impressive style.

Guaraní were left in the bottom half of the table, a misleading position given the quality of their performance in this game and the fact that they hald three games in hand due to postponments in order to accomodate their 2011 Copa Libertadores commitments.

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