Arabe Unido imposed conditions on its visit to Veraguas United, which it won 0-1, to take the lead in the Eastern conference of the Clausura 2022 tournament of the Panamanian Soccer League (LPF).
In the match that closed the tenth day last night, those led by Julio César Dely Valdés added their fourth victory in their last five commitments. Alberto Vence, in the 30th minute, managed to connect with his right leg a ball coming from a throw-in to create the Colonense goal.
With six rounds to go before the end of the regular phase, Arabe Unido is the leader of the East with 20 units, the same as Plaza Amador led by Jorge Dely, although with a better goal difference.
Sporting, with 17 points, is third. They are followed by Colts (16 pts.), Taurus (11) and Alianza (11).
At the Javier Cruz stadium, CD Universitario consolidated its position yesterday in second place in the West after a 1-2 victory over Tauro FC.
Jamel González, at minute 39, put the university team ahead, who received an almost instant response when veteran attacker Edwin Aguilar equalized the actions a minute later.
But just before the end of the first half, Jair Rentería scored the goal that, in the end, would give the definitive victory to a university team that reached 15 units.
Club Atlético Independiente (CAI), which on Saturday defeated defending champion Alianza FC 0-1, is the absolute leader in the West with 23 points.
Atlético Chiriquí (9 pts.) is third in the West, followed by San Francisco (7 pts.), Veraguas United (7 pts.) and Herrera FC (5 pts.).
In other results of this day 10, San Francisco ended a streak of four consecutive losses after winning 1-2 at Plaza Amador, on Friday night. Those led by Gary Stempel overcame a 1-0 deficit to end up beating those led by Jorge Dely with goals from Carlos Navas and Carlos Rivera.
The Potros del Este thrashed Herrera FC 4-0 on Saturday with doubles from César Yanis and Mohameth Murillo; in David, Atlético Chiriquí equalized (0-0) against Sporting de San Miguelito.
The leaders of each conference will advance directly to the semifinals, while the second place from the East will face the third place from the West, and vice versa, for the semifinal berth.
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