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Ecuador Primera A Wrap: Nieto brace powers Quito to victory

4 November 2013 03:51

Deportivo Quito have defeated Macara 3-0 to keep the pressure on the four clubs above them in the Ecuador Primera A.

Federico Nieto scored a goal in either half as Deportivo Quito claimed their first victory in four games to solidify their hold on fifth spot in the Primera A standings, while the capital club also moved within touching distance of the clubs ahead of them, who all failed to win.

Deportivo Quito (26 points) sit eight points adrift of league-leaders Emelec, who were held to a scoreless draw by Barcelona, while second-placed Independiente (31) drew 2-2 with Universidad Catolica (31), who are third.

El Nacional (27 points), who sit fourth, were stunned 1-0 by lowly Deportivo Quevedo.

At the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa on Sunday, Deportivo Quito hit the front in the 25th minute through Alex Colon, while Nieto made it 2-0 two minutes later with a glancing header from Alister de Jesus' cross.

Nieto effectively finished the contest three minutes into the second half, latching onto a long pass before finishing past Macara's goalkeeper and notching his 28th goal of the season.

Independiente had to come from behind to secure a draw at home versus Universidad Catolica with Jonathan Gonzalez producing the equaliser in the 86th minute.

The visitors jumped out to a 2-0 lead after just 17 minutes with goals from Diego Benitez and Elvis Patta but Independiente reduced Catolica's lead before the break thanks to Daniel Angulo's 38th-minute strike.

After pushing throughout the second half, Gonzalez's fine finish with four minutes remaining secured a point for Independiente.

In other results, Manta drew 1-1 with LDU Quito and LDU Loja overcame Deportivo Cuenca 2-1.

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Info

Competition
Primera A
Date
3 November 2013
Game week
17
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0

Goals

A. Colón 25'  
1 - 0
F. Nieto 28'  
2 - 0
F. Nieto 49'  
3 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

Wednesday 28 January

Tuesday 27 January

23:55
23:51
23:32
23:19
22:43
21:16
21:01
20:57
20:50
19:54
18:49
18:44
18:21
18:07
17:56
17:39
16:41
16:29
16:18
16:10
16:09
16:01
15:18
15:09
15:01
14:59
14:04
13:44
13:22
12:43
12:16
11:45
11:10
10:28
10:00
09:56
09:34
08:08
05:16
04:17
03:23
02:57
01:10
00:00

Monday 26 January

23:57
23:43
23:15
22:57
22:31
21:40
21:37
21:26
21:17
21:13
20:57
20:55
20:28
19:45
19:25
19:14
19:08
18:53
18:10
18:03
17:39
17:27
17:21
17:01
17:00
16:44
16:35
16:15
15:43
15:35
14:30
14:20
13:56
13:54
13:14
12:58
12:30
12:18
11:53
11:36
11:28
11:13
10:35
10:10
09:57
08:47
08:29
05:41
05:11
04:42
04:23
03:43
01:41
00:24
00:00

Primera A table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +17 48
2 22 +24 46
3 22 +18 44
4 22 +16 40
5 22 -3 29
6 22 -5 28
7 22 -6 28
8 22 -10 22
9 22 -11 21
10 22 -10 20
11 22 -15 20
12 22 -15 16

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