Peru Primera Division Wrap: Sporting Cristal shine on top
Sporting Cristal moved two points clear atop the Peru Primera Division with a 3-0 win over Universidad San Martin on Saturday.
Roberto Mosquera's men capitalised on Real Garcilaso's draw with the comfortable victory against the league's bottom side.
Both teams hit the crossbar in the first half and the visiting Sporting Cristal wasted several other chances.
They finally opened the scoring three minutes into the second half when Hernan Rengifo tapped in the opener.
Sporting were fortunate to double their advantage as Universidad San Martin defender Anthony Molina diverted a cross past his own goalkeeper.
William Chiroque sealed the result two minutes from full-time, drilling a 20-yard effort into the top corner.
Real Garcilaso, who have played two fewer games than the league leaders, came from behind to grab a point at Sport Huancayo as Victor Ferreira's goal earned them a 1-1 draw.
A Diego Guastavino goal saw Universitario to a 1-0 win at Cesar Vallejo, while Alianza Lima beat UTC Cajamarca 1-0.
Jose Galvez thrashed lowly Union Comercio 4-1 with Jersson Vasquez netting a pair of penalties.
There were three 0-0 draws – Leon de Huanuco held Inti Gas, Cienciano and Melgar were unable to be separated and Juan Aurich and Pacifico also finished goalless.