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Ecuadorian Primera A Review: Emelec crowned champions

31 July 2014 05:56

Emelec were officially crowned champions of the first stage of the Ecuadorian Primera A after defeating Deportivo Quito 2-0 on Wednesday.

Luis Escalada and Angel Mena were both on the scoresheet in the first half as Emelec took an unassailable five-point lead at the summit with just one round remaining.

Second-placed Independiente del Valle (39 points) were 3-0 winners over cellar-dwellers Deportivo Cuenca but it counted for little as Emelec emerged triumphant on home soil.

The defending champions were made to wait for the title, following a shock 1-0 loss to Cuenca last time out, but they finally got their hands on the piece of silverware thanks to a dominant opening period at the Estadio George Capwell.

Escalada made the breakthrough in the 14th minute before Mena doubled the home side's lead and put the result beyond doubt with a goal of his own eight minutes later, as Emelec qualified for both the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana in 2015.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, third-placed LDU Loja closed to within three points of Independiente after recording a narrow 1-0 victory over LDU Quito.

Barcelona are two points further back in fourth position courtesy of a 3-1 win at second-bottom Manta, who have lost six of their past eight games.

Lowly Mushuc Runa made it three wins on the bounce, upstaging Universidad Catolica 1-0.

Meanwhile, Franco Mazurek cancelled out Miguel Parrales' opener as Olmedo earned a 1-1 draw with El Nacional.

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Competition
Primera A
Date
31 July 2014
Game week
21
Kick-off
02:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0

Goals

1 - 0
Á. Mena 22'  
2 - 0

Lineups

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Friday 24 February

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Thursday 23 February

23:43
23:04
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21:02
20:09
20:04
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18:39
18:31
18:08
18:03
18:01
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09:42
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01:51
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Primera A table

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

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