Colombia Primera A Wrap: Uribe strikes to send Atletico Nacional clear
By Football News
Atletico Nacional have taken a strong grip on the Colombia Primera A with a 4-1 victory over Envigado.
Nacional extended their lead to six points at the top of the Primera A, with a double from Fernando Uribe inspiring them to a comfortable win.
With two games in hand on second-placed Deportivo Cali and at least one of each of the next four clubs, Nacional will be difficult to dislodge from the top of the table.
In Saturday's game at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Uribe put Nacional in front in just the second minute, while Orlando Berrio doubled the home side's lead nine minutes later.
Nacional led 4-0 at half-time after a goal to John Pajoy in the 27th minute and Uribe's second 10 minutes later and although Envigado hit back through Neider Morantes in the second half, the visitors' chances of a comeback were always slim.
Cali dropped further behind Nacional after a scoreless draw against Deportes Tolima, while third-placed Millonarios failed to move from third after a 2-2 away to Patriotas Boyaca.
Nacional have 30 points from their 12 games, while Cali have 24 from 14 matches.
Millonarios (22 points from 13 games) remain third, ahead of Junior (22 from 14), Deportivo Pasto (22 from 13) and Santa Fe (21 from 13).
Junior drew 1-1 away to Alianza Petrolera, Pasto won 2-1 away to Cucuta Deportivo and Santa Fe trumped Once Caldas 1-0.
In other results, Deportes Quindio won 1-0 over La Equidad, Atletico Huila triumphed 2-1 against Boyaca Chico and Itagui defeated Medellin 1-0.