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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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Info

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

Sunday 25 September

Saturday 24 September

23:45
22:47
22:43
22:29
22:21
21:49
21:42
21:19
21:17
21:10
21:03
20:45
20:24
20:22
20:04
20:03
20:02
19:57
19:51
19:51
19:35
19:34
19:20
19:18
19:16
19:03
19:02
18:55
18:55
18:36
18:13
18:12
18:07
17:57
17:56
17:55
17:53
17:42
16:53
16:44
16:25
15:52
15:48
15:29
15:23
14:44
14:32
13:43
13:22
12:44
12:29
11:38
10:51
10:03
06:42
05:19
04:47
04:36
03:46
03:21
01:43
01:03
00:37
00:29
00:28
00:21
00:13

Friday 23 September

23:55
23:30
23:30
22:50
22:26
22:08
21:25
20:04
19:32
19:00
18:52
18:43
18:27
18:02
18:00
17:53
17:29
17:27
17:26
17:10
17:03
16:56
16:07
15:47
15:31
15:23
15:05
15:04
14:50
14:46
14:33
14:26
14:15
14:06
14:01
13:55
13:48
13:42
12:46
12:27
12:26
12:26
12:16
12:13
12:04
12:03
11:57
11:05
10:41
10:40
09:56
07:14
06:22
04:23
03:57
03:23
02:37
01:39
00:26
00:00

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 13 +22 30
2 13 +10 26
3 13 +7 23
4 13 +3 22
5 13 +3 19
6 13 +1 16
7 13 -10 16
8 13 -6 14
9 13 -10 14
10 13 -4 12
11 13 -4 11
12 13 -12 9

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