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Costa Rica Primera Division Wrap: Herediano take control

24 March 2014 01:42

Herediano regained the Costa Rica Primera Division lead as the topsy-turvy battle at the top continued.

Marvin Solano's men have been involved in a battle with Deportivo Saprissa at the top and both have held first place at stages this season.


But after Saprissa drew 1-1 at Limon on Saturday, Herediano took advantage with a 4-2 victory at home to Santos de Guapiles.


Herediano (30 points) sit just ahead of Saprissa (29), while Alajuelense (22) have a game in hand in third.


In Heredia on Sunday, mid-table Santos de Guapiles stunned the hosts thanks to Antonio Salazar opening the scoring on five minutes.


But Solano's side were 3-1 ahead before half-time as Esteban Granados, Victor Nunez and Francisco Calvo netted.


Nunez scored his ninth league goal of the season to make it 4-1 on 79 minutes, before Juan Solis netted a consolation effort for the visitors.


Saprissa were forced to come from behind to take a point from fifth-placed Limon.


Mayron George's 12th-minute opener was cancelled out by Carlos Saucedo in the first half as the teams shared the spoils.


Alajuelense were also held to a 1-1 draw as Puntarenas came from behind to clinch a point.


Fourth-placed UCR drew level on points with Alajuelense thanks to a 2-1 win at Belen Siglo XXI, while Uruguay were 2-0 winners at home to Cartagines.


Perez Zeledon's struggles continued as Francisco Rodriguez's first-half brace saw Carmelita to a 3-1 home win over the league's bottom side.

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Competition
Primera División
Date
23 March 2014
Game week
15
Kick-off
23:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
4 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
1 - 1
V. Núñez 14'  
2 - 1
F. Calvo 38'  
3 - 1
V. Núñez 79'  
4 - 1
4 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

Friday 24 February

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

Wednesday 22 February

23:54
23:53
23:52
23:34
23:19
23:12
22:54
22:44
22:43
22:23
22:12
21:44
21:06
20:41
20:41
20:29
20:08
19:54
19:53
19:01
18:56
18:41
18:37
18:20
18:04
18:04
17:56
17:49
17:25
17:25
17:08
16:53
16:46
16:39
15:56
15:33
14:52
14:29
13:43
13:15
12:40
12:36
12:20
12:08
12:00
11:31
11:17
10:57
10:40
09:38
08:56
07:33
06:43
06:39
06:26
04:44
03:02
01:56
01:51
01:05
00:38
00:24
00:19
00:00

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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