| RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14 Goalkeeper Jhonny Vegas
scored the 32nd goal of his career at the weekend to give Sport
Ancash a point at Atletico Minero in the Peruvian championship.
Libyan international goakeeper Luis de Agustini made two
last-ditch saves to help Liverpool pull off a stunning 4-3 win
over Penarol in Uruguay, where leaders River Plate continued
their free-scoring form.
Vegas kept up the tradition of goalscoring Latin American
keepers by notching his second goal of the season.
The Ancash goalkeeper curled a free-kick over the wall to
score in the 80th minute and give Ancash a 1-1 draw at Atletico.
Minero, who had taken the lead nine minutes earlier through
According to Peruvian media, Vegas is the fifth-highest
scoring goalkeeper in the record books after Rogerio Ceni
(Brazil), Jose Luis Chilavert (Paraguay), Jorge Campos (Mexico)
and Rene Higuita (Colombia).
Carlos Lobaton scored twice in the last 20 minutes as
leaders Sporting Cristal fought back to draw 2-2 with Alianza
In their derby, Alianza raced to a 2-0 lead in half an hour
with goals by Wilmer Aguirre and Johnnier Montano.
Colombian Hector Hurtado scored a hat-trick to help
Universitario demolish Sport Boys 5-1.
Penarol, who had won their first four games under new coach
Mario Saralegui, came unstuck at Liverpool despite leading 3-1
early in the second half.
Two goals by Carlos Bueno put the visitors in control but
they were unable to hold out after having Mario Alvarez sent off
just before halftime.
Paolo Patritti and Paulo Pezzolano scored twice in six
minutes to equalise before Maximiliano Montero hit an 80th
Liverpool keeper De Agustini made two outstanding saves from
Antonio Pacheco and Bueno to keep Liverpool's lead intact.
De Agustini has returned to Uruguay this year after a spell
in Libya, where he took up Libyan nationality and played in the
2006 African Nations Cup.
River Plate, who have dropped only two points in nine games
and scored 34 goals, beat Central Espanol 3-0.
Jonathan Urretaviscaya, 17, put them ahead with his seventh
goal of the championship before Jorge Rodriguez and Diego Silva
completed another win for the team led by former Uruguay coach
Juan Ramon Carrasco.
The weekend's eight games produced the impressive tally of
Caracas FC beat Estrella Roja 6-4, helped by a hat-trick
from striker Rafael Castellin, while Union Lara and Estrella
Rojas drew 4-4 and AC Mineros and Portugesa drew 3-3.
Leaders Deportivo Tachira stayed five points clear of
Caracas at the top of the championship's second stage by winning
3-2 at Deportivo Anzoategui helped by two goals from striker
Universitario de Sucre and Oriente Petrolero stayed level at
the top of the Apertura championship after both won 3-0 against
La Paz FC and Aurora respectively.
Champions San Jose beat Bolivar 4-3 with an 86th minute goal
from Luciano Cerruti after their opponents had come from behind
three times to make it 3-3.
Independiente Medellin went top of the Apertura championship
by demolishing Bucaramanga 5-0.
They overhauled La Equidad and Santa Fe, who began the
weekend level on points at the top and played out a dire goaless
Former South American champions Olimpia continued their
dismal run by losing 1-0 to Sol de America, dropping to sixth in
the Apertura championship.
Libertad stayed six points clear of Nacional at the top
after the teams drew 1-1.
A first-half goal by Manuel Villalobos gave Universidad de
Chile a 1-0 win over Colo Colo in their derby. The two teams
lead Group Two and Group Three respectively in the Apertura
Defending champions LDU stayed five points clear at the top
of the championship's first stage after holding Barcelona to a
1-1 draw away.
Cristian Bieler gave LDU the lead in the 27th minute,
pouncing on a mistake by defender Ivan Hurtado, and Pablo
Palacios headed Barcelona level in the 57th.
(Editing by John Mehaffey)