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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 11 December

Saturday 10 December

23:50
22:53
22:42
22:23
21:43
21:19
20:53
20:45
20:26
20:07
19:59
19:49
19:41
19:34
19:25
19:20
19:12
19:09
19:09
19:04
18:57
18:34
18:16
18:13
18:02
17:56
17:55
17:52
17:40
17:34
17:27
17:09
16:43
16:10
16:00
15:59
15:54
15:49
15:28
14:57
14:44
14:11
14:09
13:45
13:10
13:04
12:42
11:34
10:47
10:10
07:42
06:10
04:24
03:33
02:41
01:31
00:45
00:25

Friday 9 December

23:44
23:30
23:30
22:13
20:27
20:24
19:50
19:37
19:31
19:29
19:01
18:20
17:36
17:34
17:20
17:06
16:38
16:35
16:27
16:27
16:13
16:03
15:58
15:33
15:23
15:22
14:59
14:53
14:45
14:39
14:32
14:07
13:57
13:51
13:17
12:53
12:37
12:16
12:14
12:13
11:21
10:57
10:06
09:33
08:57
06:11
05:48
04:42
04:27
03:57
02:46
02:21
01:38
00:16
00:05

Primera División table

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

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