The paths of Marco Ruben and Central Rosario begin to separate. The forward will not renew the contract with the institution, which expires on December 31, and will take another course. Of course: it seems that the Copa Libertadores will play the same, but not with the team of Edgardo Bauza.
Ruben, aged 32, will be released if he finally fulfills his desire to change air, as they recognize both from the player's environment and from the side of the club's president, Rodolfo Di Pollina. Once this happens, you can sign a contract with any other club.
In spite of that, the goleador will not spend long time without equipment. Because Eduardo Domínguez, new coach of Nacional de Montevideo, already asked for him and the Uruguayan club made an offer to count on him from January. He will arrive at one of the two biggest teams in Uruguay and will play the Cup. With Central could be crossed recently after the group stage.
Ruben would put an end to his second cycle in Rosario Central with the recent conquest of the Argentina Cup, which had transformed into an obsession of the club after losing the finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
But according to the player there is another team that wants to take Ruben and is the classic rival of the National. It's Peñarol de Montevideo, who will also play the Cup as the group leader.
National will be in the E along with Cerro Porteño de Paraguay, Zamora de Venezuela and a rival that will emerge from the classification phase; while Peñarol will integrate D with Flamengo from Brazil, Lliga de Quito and San José de Bolivia. Central, in turn, will play H with Gremi, Catholic University of Chile and another team that will emerge from the classification wheels.