April 14, 2008 / 12:52 PM / 10 years ago

Soccer-S.America round-up-Keeper Vegas on target on again

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14 (Reuters) - 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 Julio Melgar.

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 Lima

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 minute winner.

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 39 goals.

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 Jose Torrealba.

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 draw.

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 championship.

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)

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