Emelec vs. Deportivo Quevedo  2 - 1

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Ecuador Serie A Wrap: Emelec go clear as challengers stumble

14 May 2013 06:04

Emelec moved four points clear atop Ecuador Serie A as their nearest rivals stumbled with draws.

Marlon de Jesus struck the winner from the penalty spot to give Emelec a 2-1 victory at home to Deportivo Quevedo.

Emelec have played two fewer games than the three teams behind them, giving them a huge advantage over halfway through the season.

Fernando Gimenez had given Emelec a 21st-minute lead but his opener was cancelled out by Jorge Ladines just before half-time.

De Jesus' penalty seven minutes after the break was the difference between the teams.

Federico Nieto and Walter Calderon netted late as Deportivo Quito came from behind to draw 2-2 at Universidad Catolica, with both teams finishing the encounter with 10 men.

Deportivo Quito are second – four points behind the leaders – while Catolica sit fourth, seven points adrift.

Third-placed LDU Quito were held to a 1-1 draw at home to LDU Loja, while El Nacional came from behind to beat Manta 2-1.

Lowly Macara drew 0-0 against Barcelona and Andres Rios scored a late winner to give Deportivo Cuenca a 2-1 victory over Independiente.

Primera A table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +11 45
2 22 +7 41
3 22 +12 39
4 22 +17 38
5 22 +14 38
6 22 -1 33
7 22 -4 26
8 22 -7 25
9 22 -8 23
10 22 -7 22
11 22 -12 17
12 22 -22 16