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Barcelona continues to be the leader of soccer in Ecuador

Guayaquil (Ecuador), Apr 4 (EFE) .- Barcelona saved a 2-2 home draw against Independiente del Valle and with 14 points remained the leader, after the slips of the Quito League (10) and Independiente itself (13 ), at the end this Sunday of the sixth date of the first phase of the Ecuadorian soccer championship.

Barcelona lost 0-2 at the end of the first half to Independiente, which instead of sustaining its game proposal in the face of the local despair, locked itself in its own zone from the resumption of the match, which the champion of the year took advantage of. last and, in a titanic task, managed to tie the match.

Paraguayan striker Brian Montenegro took advantage of a quick attack by Independiente and, with a low shot and to the left side of the goalkeeper, scored (m.25) and his attacking partner, Argentine Christian Ortiz, scored the visitor’s second (m.42) .

Barcelona reacted and, with goals from the Argentine-Ecuadorian midfielder Damián Díaz (m.60) and the Argentine midfielder Emmanuel Martínez (m.73), managed to equalize and stay in first place.

Although Barcelona tied their second game, in the two matches they stopped two of the three most careful rivals, Liga de Quito and Independiente, who, for their part, have yielded points to teams that are half way down the table. of positions.

Along with Independiente del Valle, with 13 points, was also Emelec, who won 2-3 on their visit to bottom, Olmedo.

Emelec’s victory served to mask the football limitations shown by the team under the command of Spanish coach Ismael Rescalvo.

Olmedo scored the first goal of the match and the first of the current tournament through former Emelec striker Jaime Ayoví (m.20).

Then came the three goals from Emelec, from Argentine defender Aníbal Leguizamón (m.26), Uruguayan striker Facundo Barceló (m.50), Argentine defender Luca Sosa (m.85) and Danner García scored the second for Olmedo (m .93).

Liga drew 0-0 at home against Mushuc Runa, who was even able to win at the end of the match, after a shot from attacker Miguel Murillo that crashed into the left vertical.

Universidad Católica and Macará drew 1-1 with goals from Argentine Juan Manuel Tevez and John Santacruz, respectively, and shared fifth place, with 9 points each.

Goalkeeper Hamilton Piedra, from Manta, changed his image as a villain on the first two rounds, in which five of the six goals he received against Barcelona and Universidad Católica were his responsibility, but today he saved at least five clear chances to score and saved the 1-0 win against Orense.

Along with Piedra, Manta had in the attacker José Angulo another of the figures, as he scored the best goal of the sixth date, with a volley shot from outside the Orense area, which filtered through the upper left corner (m.15 ).

Manta accumulated 8 points, Orense was second to last with 5.

Aucas once again savored victory, this time 1-3 away from the newly promoted to the first division, October 9.

The local went ahead with a score from midfielder Danny Luna (m.8), Aucas reacted, attacked persistently, several shots crashed in the local goal, until the Argentine attacker Francisco Fydriszewski tied (m.53), Roberto Ordóñez increased (m.84) and midfielder Johnny Quiñónez scored the third (m.88).

Aucas adds 9 points and October 9 was left with 7.

Argentine defender Eric Tovo, from Deportivo Cuenca, became the best substitute of the date, as he entered at minute 65 and scored the 1-1 tie, at 81 minutes, in his visit to Delfín, who was winning with both goalscorer John Jairo Cifuente (m.21).

Cuenca accumulates 8 points and Delfín 7.

The team of Colombian José ‘Cheché’ Hernández, University Technician, won the first game of the current season 3-0 over Guayaquil City, with goals from Colombian Juan Jiménez (19), Henry Patta (59) and attacker Marco Mejía (m.62).

Technician added 6 points and Guayaquil City has 7.

(c) EFE Agency

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