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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

Tuesday 21 February

Monday 20 February

23:06
22:24
21:30
20:08
20:03
19:36
19:34
19:09
18:55
18:52
18:17
17:42
17:18
17:04
16:52
16:42
16:31
16:14
16:03
15:46
15:24
15:17
14:43
14:31
14:06
13:50
13:38
13:09
12:54
12:39
12:30
11:42
11:26
11:16
11:02
10:40
08:51
08:19
08:00
07:04
05:00
03:44
01:56
01:50
01:27
01:04
00:59
00:26
00:17
00:07

Sunday 19 February

23:47
23:20
23:02
22:56
22:46
20:09
19:59
19:44
19:40
19:12
18:26
18:06
17:56
17:50
17:46
17:33
17:27
17:16
17:12
16:59
16:32
15:49
14:41
13:17
12:19
11:03
10:15
09:41
07:41
04:21
03:18
02:59
01:54
01:26
00:50
00:35
00:22

Primera A table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +3 7
2 3 +4 5
3 3 +2 5
4 3 +2 5
5 3 +2 4
6 2 +1 4
7 3 +0 4
8 3 +0 3
9 3 -1 2
10 2 -3 1
11 3 -4 1
12 3 -6 1

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