Cerro Porteno's Juan Manuel Iturbe Ecstatic At Dream Copa Libertadores Start

Juan Iturbe was delighted at making a goal-scoring return to Cerro Porteno in last night's Copa Libertadores clash...
Argentine prodigy Juan Manuel Iturbe declared himself over the moon at marking his Cerro Porteno return with two goals, as the Paraguayan side eased past Colo Colo in last night's Copa Libertadores clash.

Just two days after agreeing to move back to his first club, 'La Pulguita' came off the bench at half-time and within two minutes found himself on the scoresheet with an excellent one-two and finish. The 17-year-old added another in the final minutes to round off a 5-2 victory for Cerro, and after the game could not hide his joy at a dream start.

"I am overjoyed to have returned home, and what a way to do so. Thanks to God I was able to score twice to help the team win," Iturbe stated in the post-match press conference.

"So happy, this was my dream, to score one or two goals in the Cerro shirt; it was what I wanted most, even more in [home stadium] the 'Olla', because this is the club which I love."

The win gives Cerro the perfect start to their Libertadores campaign, but there is still a long way to go in the tournament and meanwhile the club will try to record their first domestic win of the year against 3 de Febrero this Sunday. Iturbe emphasised that the Paraguayans had to keep calm and take each game as it comes.

"We have to take things step by step and from now only think about Sunday's game," the forward asserted.

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