Uruguay Wrap: Champs Penarol off to poor start

The visitors found themselves 3-1 up at half-time through goals from Cristian Techera, Lucas Rodriguez and Hamilton Pereira, with Jorge Rodriguez on target for Penarol. 

A red card for Sebastian Piriz seven minutes after the restart further damaged the champions' chances of getting back into the game, and Diego Casas secured the win for River Plate with six minutes to go after Gonzalo Viera had found the net for the champions. 

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