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Peru Primera Division Wrap: Universitario join Cristal at the top

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 May 2013

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Universitario drew level with Peru Primera Division leaders Sporting Cristal on 30 points after the weekend’s action.

A 2-0 victory over Universidad San Martin saw Universitario join Sporting at the helm, although they still have a 10-goal inferior differential which leaves them in second spot.

Sporting gave up two leads – including one late – to draw 2-2 with Sport Huancayo at home.

The leaders were ahead courtesy of a fifth-minute penalty to Renzo Sheput, but Huancayo were level from the spot five minutes later when Ryan Salazar converted a spot kick.

Sheput scored from free play on 31 minutes to give Sporting a 2-1 lead, but Kleyr equalised at the death.

The two sides are three points clear of Real Garcilaso in third – but the latter have three games in hand to make up the difference.

Sitting in fourth are Alianza Lima, who accounted for Pacifico 2-1 away from home and have played four more fixtures than Garcilaso.

The capital club won despite losing Edson Uribe to a 66th-minute red card with the score at 1-1, only for Lima’s Johnny Vidales netting the winner five minutes later.

Melgar climbed above Juan Aurich with a 2-0 victory over their mid-table rivals.

Union Comercio led early against Cesar Vallejo but could only record a 1-1 draw at home.

UTC Cajamarca climbed up the table to 11th with a 2-1 victory over Leon de Huanuco, while Inti Gas defeated Jose Galvez 2-0 to go fifth on 26 points.

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