With this success, the Alajuelenses in 17 challenges of the present fight have 10 victories and seven draws, for 37 points, enough to lead the table of positions, distant from Santos de Guápiles, who is second, with 28 units, and even further. from Saprissa, in the third step, with 21 points.
The Greeks scored at minute eight, through Carlos Small and after about 30 minutes in which it was impossible for them to have control of the ball, the people from Alajuela turned the scoreboard and in what way. So many at 35 minutes by Carlos Mora, at 40 Aaron Suárez, at 62 Jurgens Montenegro and at 80 Bryan Ruiz, assisted by Cuban midfielder Marcel Hernández, who no matter how hard he tried, added his third consecutive game in the local tournament and fourth – counting Atlanta United, in the Concacaf Champions League – unmarked.
Despite this, Marcel, with 11 goals, continues to lead the scorers, although now closely followed by Javon East, with 10.
The first date of round 17 will conclude tonight with the Cartaginés-San Carlos match, while tomorrow it will continue with the challenges Limón FC-Sporting San José, Guadalupe FC-Herediano and Saprissa-Pérez Zeledón, and will conclude on Sunday with the Santos de Guápiles match. -Jicaral.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Closing Tournament is developed with strict sanitary measures, including playing behind closed doors.
The 12 participating teams will play 22 games each, in two rounds of all against all in the regular stage. The best four will go to a semi-final and if the winner of the first phase prevails in the second, they will be the national champion.
Otherwise, the winners of each of the stages will define in round-trip matches who takes the Cup.
Table of positions of the teams in the Clausura 2021 Tournament:
Position Team Points
1 Alajuelense 37
2 Saints of Guápiles 25 *
3 Saprissa 21 *
4 Herediano 21*
5 Jicaral 21 *
6 Carthaginian 19 *
7 San Carlos 19 *
8 Lemon FC 18 *
9 Greece 17 *
10 Sporting San José 17 *
11 Guadalupe FC 15 *
12 Pérez Zeledón 14 **
* Teams with one game less.
** Team with two games less.
1.- Marcel Hernández (Alajuelense) 11
2.- Javon East (Santos de Guápiles) 10
3.- Johan Venegas (Alajuelense) 7
4.- Kennedy Rocha (Jicaral) 6
-.- Álvaro Saborío (San Carlos) 6
jf / ale