Sporting crowned after sinking Juventud
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Defensor Sporting were crowned Uruguayan Clausura champions after beating Juventud.

Jorge Da Silva's men won 2-1 thanks to first half goals from Diego Vera and Pablo Pintos.

A Cristian Yeadian penalty halved the deficit, but the hosts could not find an equaliser and were relegated as a result.

Defensor won 11 of their 14 matches, finishing four points ahead of second-placed River Plate, who lost 2-1 to Liverpool today.

Los Violetas will now play Apertura champions Nacional for the season title while they will also compete in the Liguilla, a tournament to define which teams compete in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana and the 2010 Copa Libertadores.

The other teams in the Liguilla are Nacional, Cerro, Liverpool, River Plate and Racing.