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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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Friday 27 March

Thursday 26 March

22:57
21:58
21:48
21:06
21:03
21:01
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19:32
19:10
19:05
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18:43
18:41
18:32
18:23
18:10
18:08
18:02
17:34
17:28
17:24
17:14
17:08
16:52
14:54
14:27
14:25
14:09
13:42
13:05
12:11
10:56
10:27
10:24
10:11
09:47
09:22
09:10
07:53
05:25
05:03
04:57
04:53
03:51
02:38
01:47
01:28
01:23
01:20
01:16
00:11
00:07

Wednesday 25 March

23:37
23:25
22:47
22:34
22:22
21:45
21:29
21:11
21:05
20:52
20:48
20:18
20:01
20:00
19:25
19:04
18:47
18:44
18:29
18:23
17:48
17:34
17:28
17:25
17:25
17:18
17:13
17:08
17:01
16:56
16:42
16:21
14:10
12:51
12:17
12:13
11:37
11:08
09:23
08:33
07:20
06:17
03:29
03:25
02:42
01:56
01:33
01:32

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 14 +17 31
2 15 +12 26
3 15 +0 24
4 13 +5 22
5 15 -1 22
6 14 +4 21
7 14 -1 18
8 14 -5 18
9 15 -7 17
10 15 +0 16
11 15 -9 15
12 15 -15 9

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