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Peru Primera Division Wrap: Universitario join Cristal at the top

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 May 2013


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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