A late Guillermo Beltran strike saw Cerro Porteno overcome Guarani 3-2 and maintain their lead in the Paraguay Division Profesional.
Cerro Porteno were pegged back twice on Sunday away to Guarani but eventually triumphed when Beltran scored his second goal in the 87th minute – as they preserved their four-point lead.
The third straight victory for Cerro Porteno took them to 30 points after 12 rounds in Paraguay’s top tier of football, while General Diaz remain snapping at the leaders’ heels on 26 thanks to a 3-0 triumph away to Libertad.
In Asuncion, Cerro Porteno struck first when Oscar Romero hit the back of the net in the 31st minute but it was 1-1 at half-time thanks to Rodrigo Teixeira’s strike for the hosts.
Beltran’s 76th-minute goal made it 2-1 for Cerro Porteno but an own goal five minutes later from Junior Alonso saw Guarani equalise again.
It took Beltran’s second goal of the match to finish off Guarani, while Arnaldo Oviedo struck for General Diaz in their victory over Libertad.
Third-placed Deportivo Capiata moved up to 22 points with a 1-0 win over Sol de America, while Sportivo Luqueno moved above Libertad into fourth after they knocked off Cerro Porteno PF 2-0.
In other results, Rubio Nu edged out Nacional Asuncion 1-0 and Olimpia won by the same margin away to Deportivo Carapegua.