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Costa Rica Primera Division Wrap: Alajuelense edge towards Herediano

10 February 2014 02:41

Alajuelense are just a point behind Costa Rica Primera Division leaders Herediano thanks to their win on Saturday.

Oscar Ramirez's side put the pressure on Herediano with a 3-1 win over Santos de Guapiles drawing them level on points.


Herediano were unable to collect three points against Cartagines on Sunday, held to a 0-0 draw away from home.


Alajuelense took just four minutes to break the deadlock in front of their home fans at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.


Jose Ortiz powered a right-footed finish into the bottom corner in a one-on-on with goalkeeper Adrian De Lemos after being put through by a headed pass.


The lead was doubled eight minutes before half-time thanks to Johan Venegas, who was left unmarked to head in a corner from six yards.


The hosts struck again nine minutes into the second half as Osvaldo Rodriguez slid in to poke in a cross at the back post.


Things went from bad to worse for the visitors on 64 minutes when Javier Loaiza was shown a straight red card.


Despite being down to 10 men, Santos de Guapiles pulled a goal back through Kevin Fajardo, who volleyed in at the back post with 11 minutes remaining.


While Alajuelense are a point behind Herediano, Santos de Guapiles sit eighth after six matches this league campaign.


Deportivo Saprissa extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a 2-1 victory at home to Puntarenas, who had goal-scorer Luciano Bostal sent off late on.


Belen Siglo XXI were also reduced to 10 men in their 2-0 win at Carmelita, Limon edged UCR 1-0 and Perez Zeledon and Uruguay played out a 1-1 draw.

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Competition
Primera División
Date
9 February 2014
Game week
6
Kick-off
03:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1

Goals

J. Ortiz 4'  
1 - 0
J. Venegas 37'  
2 - 0
3 - 0
3 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

Saturday 25 February

Friday 24 February

23:53
23:34
23:30
23:15
22:23
21:56
21:14
21:11
21:07
20:42
20:05
18:31
18:17
18:08
17:32
17:08
16:54
16:49
16:40
16:31
16:20
16:03
16:02
15:28
15:08
15:02
14:58
14:49
14:33
13:50
13:46
13:45
13:26
13:25
13:20
13:19
13:12
13:05
12:39
12:29
12:25
11:49
11:18
10:47
10:05
10:00
09:35
08:59
07:42
05:34
03:44
02:23
02:09
01:02
01:01
00:05

Thursday 23 February

23:43
23:04
22:03
21:58
21:02
20:09
20:04
19:31
18:39
18:31
18:08
18:03
18:01
17:16
17:12
17:09
17:08
16:42
16:34
16:23
15:40
15:04
15:00
14:54
14:31
14:15
14:01
13:58
13:21
13:05
12:27
12:05
11:48
11:17
10:15
09:42
06:29
05:51
05:12
03:41
03:37
01:51
01:41
00:47
00:10
00:06
00:04

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 11 +13 20
2 11 +7 19
3 11 +7 19
4 11 +4 18
5 11 +2 18
6 11 -5 15
7 11 -1 14
8 11 -7 13
9 11 -2 12
10 11 -3 12
11 11 -4 9
12 11 -11 9

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