Sporting San Miguelito showed muscle this Sunday by beating Costa del Este 5-2 to seal the first date of Closing Tournament 2019 of the Panamanian Soccer League (LPF) as the leader of the table.
The goals of the academics, led by the experienced Colombian coach Jair Palacios, were scored by Richard Rodríguez, Yairo Yau, Joshua Toral, Christian Valencia and Jorge Clement.
The discount of the Costa del Este, runner-up of the 2018 Apertura, came through Ernesto Sinclair and Joseph Gil.
Palacios, after the match, said that his team took advantage of the opportunities and that he is willing to fight for the permanence in first.
On Saturday, the Plaza Amador team of Colombian Javier Álvarez did not have to go on the court and the first three points of the tournament won it to Santa Gema, after the Competition Commission sanctioned the latter for non-payments to their players.
The lions are third in the table and the Santa Gema starts the tournament at the bottom of the classification.
The University Sports Club of the Argentine Gustavo Onaindia thrashed Alianza F.C. of the Venezuelan Alberto "Nino" Valencia.
The “Universitario” team, second in the table with three points and differences of goals, was quite fine in the field, with well-placed plays and a defined tactic.
The goals of the “universitarios” arrived in the boots of Jonathan Cerceña, Sergio Moreno and Andrés Peñalba.
On Friday, at the start of the tournament, the defending champion, Tauro FC, fell 1-0 -in Colón- before Árabe Unido.
The goal of the Colonians fell through the Panamanian forward Abdiel Arroyo, player of the national team.
With the victory of the Árabe, which this year is led by the Colombian José Pérez, is fourth in the table, with three points and difference of goals and won to the Uruguayan Saúl Maldonado, who again has to start from the seventh place.
Club Atlético Independiente (CAI), of the Venezuelan Francisco Perlo, defeated 0-1 to San Francisco of the Colombian Gonzalo Soto.
The CAI goal was scored by Joseph Morales and remains in fifth place with three points and goal difference, while San Francisco is sixth in the championship standings.