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Peru Primera Division Wrap: Sporting Cristal slip up

By Football News



Eduardo Uribe (R) of Peru’s Sporting Cristal, vies for the ball with Caio (L) from Brazil's Palmeiras during their 2013 Copa Libertadores football match held at Miguel Grau stadium, in El Callao, Peru on April 18, 2013
Eduardo Uribe (R) of Peru’s Sporting Cristal, vies for the ball with Caio (L) from Brazil's Palmeiras during their 2013 Copa Libertadores football match held at Miguel Grau stadium, in El Callao, Peru on April 18, 2013

Sporting Cristal have missed the chance to keep the pressure on Peru Primera Division leaders Real Garcilaso, drawing 1-1 against Pacifico.

Cristal could have remained two points behind the leaders with a win away from home on Tuesday, but were fortunate to escape from Huacho with a point after they needed a Renzo Sheput equaliser to cancel out Andres Mendoza's opener for the home side.

Garcilaso, meanwhile, had a brace from Rolando Bogado to thank for a 2-0 away win over Melgar on Wednesday, keeping them four points clear at the top and with a game in hand over Cristal.

Universitario slipped to third place on goal difference from Cristal, after they were beaten 2-1 away from home by UTC Cajamarca.

Cesar Vallejo and Sport Huancayo kept the pressure on the top three with both clubs posting 1-0 wins, over Alianza Lima and Cienciano respectively, while Inti Gas climbed to seventh place courtesy of a 4-0 triumph over strugglers Union Comercio.

Other results throughout the round saw Universidad San Martin defeat Juan Aurich 1-0, and Leon de Huanuco were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Jose Galvez.