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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

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Wednesday 7 December

Tuesday 6 December

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21:41
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20:40
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18:49
18:44
18:36
18:28
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18:02
17:51
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11:28
10:52
09:48
09:26
08:49
08:22
06:31
04:10
03:27
02:43
01:59
00:37
00:14
00:11

Monday 5 December

23:37
22:52
21:16
21:00
20:34
19:51
19:36
19:23
18:48
18:39
18:22
17:55
17:50
17:38
17:33
17:32
17:27
15:50
15:37
15:23
14:59
14:46
14:42
14:22
13:04
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12:07
11:13
10:32
09:54
09:07
08:36
05:00
02:14
01:53
01:00
00:48
00:43
00:12

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +6 8
2 3 +3 6
3 3 +0 4
4 4 -9 1

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