Peru Primera Division Wrap: Real Garcilaso seal top spot
By Football News
Real Garcilaso will enter the Peru Primera Division second phase as the top side after a 3-1 win over Jose Galvez.
Strikes either side of half-time from Mauricio Montes and Jhoel Herrera put Garcilaso in a commanding position against the division's last-placed side.
They suffered a setback in the 54th minute with the dismissal of midfielder Cesar Ortiz.
But Jose Galvez could not take advantage as substitute Fabio Ramos struck for Garcilaso in the 69th minute to seal the points.
There was time for a consolation goal for Jose Galvez through Cesar Medina on 77 minutes but Garcilaso saw out the match and now have an unassailable seven-point lead with two matches to play in the first phase.
Universitario clung onto second position in an incident-packed 1-0 away victory against Pacifico.
Manuel Ruidiaz put Universitario in front from the spot in the 71st minute before both sides were reduced to 10 men in a frantic six-minute period.
Pacifico's Mauro Cantoro was given his second yellow card on 76 minutes and Universitario's John Galliquio suffered the same fate in the 82nd minute.
Sporting Cristal remained in third place after a comfortable 2-0 win over Union Comercio.
A sixth-minute strike from Irven Avila sent Cristal on their way before Joaquin Lencinas put through his own net to condemn Comercio to their third straight loss.
In other results, Alianza Lima breezed past Juan Aurich 3-1, Melgar and Cesar Vallejo drew 2-2 with all goals scored in the first half and UTC Cajamarca overcame Universidad San Martin 2-1.
There was also a pair of 1-0 results as Inti Gas defeated Sport Huancayo and Leon de Huanuco were too good for Cienciano.