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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

Tuesday 7 July

Monday 6 July

23:41
22:08
21:11
20:18
20:11
19:47
18:50
18:34
18:24
17:33
17:19
17:09
17:05
16:40
16:29
16:07
15:39
14:22
13:38
13:24
13:08
13:05
11:49
11:21
10:24
09:37
08:19
07:34
07:04
04:20
04:13
03:15
02:50
02:49
01:49

Sunday 5 July

22:39
22:21
21:18
21:16
20:36
19:08
18:26
17:58
17:22
17:03
16:47
16:21
15:55
15:11
14:43
14:33
14:18
12:28
12:06
11:11
10:38
09:48
08:25
06:45
06:43
06:12
06:09
05:28
04:55
04:18
04:16
04:13
03:27
03:11
01:01
00:53

Primera División table

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

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