Panama City, March 20 (EFE) .- Tauro FC, with a masterful performance by Panamanian goalkeeper Eric Hughes, defeated San Francisco de La Chorrera 1-0 this Sunday in the closing of the eighth day of the Apertura 2022 tournament of the Panamanian Football League (LPF).
Added to the action of goalkeeper Hughes, a goal by Irving Gudiño gives the three points to the bullfighting cast, defending champion of Panamanian soccer, and leaves them in third place in the Eastern conference, with 12 units.
The San Francisco team, led by Colombian coach Gonzalo Soto, adds its fifth defeat in the championship, now it is the last in the West and only five units.
Alianza FC, coached by Colombian Jair Palacios and leader of the West, could not get past the scoreless tie against Herrera FC of Venezuelan Julio Infante.
The aliancistas maintain the top of their division with 15 points, only one behind their closest rival, Sporting San Miguelito.
The “academics”, trained by the Brazilian Felipe Borowski, on this day accounted for 2 goals for 1 of Veraguas United.
Goals from José Muñoz and Tomás Rodríguez put the team from San Miguelito in second place with 14 points.
The discount for the Veraguas team, fifth with six integers, was through Yuseevic Hernández.
Atlético Chiriquí kept the top of the Western Conference after a two-way tie against Colts del Este.
Miguel Saavedra and José Florez scored for the Venezuelan Alberto Valencia, who with the tie reached 16 points, while Carlos Rodríguez and Yoameth Murillo scored for the Colts, fifth classified in the East with 8 points.
Only two points behind the Chiricanos is Club Atlético Independiente de La Chorrera (CAI), owned by Venezuelan Iván Guerra, who defeated Plaza Amador 1-0 on this day.
Roberto Niebles’ goal helps CAI reach 14 points and position itself in second place.
The Plaza Amador, by Jorge Luis Dely Valdés, is now fourth in the East and 10 units.
The Colón United Arab team, coached by Julio César Dely Valdés, former Panama coach, fell 0-1 against Club Deportivo Universitario.
With the setback, the colonenses still have not won in the championship, add 5 points and are the bottom of the East.
The university team, who presented non-payment complaints during the week, reaches 8 points in the West and is fourth in the general table.
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