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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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Info

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

Substitutes

Wednesday 25 May

Tuesday 24 May

23:37
23:17
22:00
21:39
20:35
20:03
19:42
19:33
19:10
18:56
18:16
18:04
18:03
17:36
17:18
17:12
16:38
16:05
16:01
15:51
15:21
14:52
14:37
14:26
14:14
13:52
13:20
13:19
13:03
12:58
12:34
12:13
11:56
11:33
11:24
11:16
11:07
10:01
09:34
09:15
08:50
08:35
06:48
06:16
05:19
04:12
02:46
02:08
01:49
01:17
00:56
00:46
00:27
00:17

Monday 23 May

23:24
23:00
22:38
22:28
22:08
22:02
21:43
21:33
21:02
20:49
20:14
20:03
19:43
19:29
19:07
18:54
18:39
18:22
18:18
17:44
17:32
17:27
17:23
17:18
16:59
16:44
16:42
16:04
15:59
15:37
15:25
15:00
14:37
14:31
14:19
14:18
13:55
11:41
11:20
11:06
10:37
09:20
08:55
08:17
07:01
06:58
04:51
03:30
03:00
02:57
02:57
02:44
01:51
01:26
01:14
00:49
00:18

Primera A table

# Team MP D P
1 14 +9 30
2 15 +18 29
3 16 +6 29
4 16 +7 28
5 16 +4 21
6 13 +0 20
7 15 -5 19
8 16 -5 18
9 15 -4 15
10 16 -9 15
11 15 -10 14
12 15 -11 11

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