BUENOS AIRES - Uruguayan goalkeeper
Alexis Viera saved two penalties and converted one in America's
3-2 win over Millonarios in their Colombian "clasico" at the
Penarol extended their record start in Uruguay with an 11th
consecutive victory to move within one win of the Clausura
America's Uruguayan goalkeeper Alexis Viera saved two
penalties and converted one as his team beat Millonarios 3-2 at
home in Cali in their "clasico".
Sergio Galvan Rey scored twice for 11th-placed America
including their 86th-minute winner.
Both teams had a player sent off in the first half, America
defender Julian Caravali in the 36th minute, midfielder Omar
Rodriguez of Millonarios in the 44th.
Champions Independiente Medellin beat Cucuta 3-0 and opened
a three-point lead over Deportes Tolima and Real Cartagena.
Tolima crushed 10-man Cortulua 5-1 with a Franco Arizala
hat-trick after the home side's Ezequiel Palacio had been sent
off in the 54th minute with the score 1-1.
Former leaders Real Cartagena went down to their second
consecutive defeat, 4-1 at home to La Equidad.
Penarol beat Cerrito 3-1 at the Centenario to extend their
record winning run to 11 matches and go within one victory of
lifting the Clausura championship. They face second-placed Fenix
Ten-man Rampla Juniors, whose defender Javier Benia was sent
off in the 40th minute, beat Nacional 1-0, the champions' second
Universidad de Chile beat Union Espanola 4-3 with a
hat-trick by Uruguayan striker Juan Manuel Olivera, who took his
tally to 11. Miguel Angel Aceval converted two penalties for
"The U" lead the championship with 22 points, five more than
title holders Colo Colo, who drew 0-0 with Universidad Catolica.
Uruguayan Miguel Ximenez hit a hat-trick as Sporting Cristal
crushed Sport Huancayo 4-1, while 10-man Alianza Lima and
Universitario drew 0-0 in the big derby in the capital. Alianza
midfielder Joel Sanchez was sent off after an hour.
Leaders Cesar Vallejo beat Juan Aurich 3-2 away for their
seventh win in a row. Colombian Mayer Candelo scored the winner
in the 87th minute and was sent off in the 90th.
Cesar Vallejo opened a two-point lead over San Martin, who
drew 1-1 away to Jose Galvez, and Sporting Cristal.
Uruguayan Gregorio Perez marked his debut as Libertad coach
with a 2-1 win over Guarani following Argentine Javier
Torrente's sacking last week over poor league results.
Cerro Porteno beat Tacuary 1-0 to open a five-point lead
over second-placed Rubio Nu after 12 matches in the Apertura.
Veteran Roberto "Toro" Acuna, 38, scored his second consecutive
goal for Rubio Nu in a 1-1 draw with Olimpia.
Caracas FC hung on for a 1-0 win away to Yaracuyanos after
Jaime Bustamante was sent off 11 minutes into the second half.
Edgar Jimenez scored the only goal after half an hour. Caracas
went top of the Clausura, two points ahead of Deportivo Italia
and Zamora, after 10 matches.
Barcelona retained their one-point lead over LDU Quito after
holding them in an exciting but goalless duel in the capital.
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