MONTEVIDEO- Nacional beat Defensor Sporting 2-1 on Wednesday to clinch the 2008-09 Uruguayan league championship. Nacional, who lifted their 42nd league title, had also won the first leg of the final by the same score on Sunday. Defensor needed a victory on Wednesday to take the final into a playoff. Mauricio Victorino headed Nacional in front in the 25th minute but Alvaro Navarro equalised on the hour after two saves by Nacional players on the line. Nicolas Lodeiro fired the game winner for Nacional five minutes from time. Nacional reached the final as winners of the Apertura tournament in the first half of the season while Defensor won the Clausura last month.
16 July 2009
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