Deportivo Quito won last weekend‘s capital derby in the Atahualpa courtesy of a solitary Checa first half goal. Despite the win Deportivo remain rooted to the bottom of the Serie A table with 11 points. Although their chances of relegation have been allayed the season is still a relative disaster considering they are defending champions.
Barcelona continue to top the table after their impressive 4 -1 win over Deportivo Cuenca, but only on goal difference, Liga de Quito and Macara also have 25 points after both putting together impressive runs of results.
The combined points of both of the etape’s of half seasons mean that Olmedo are the most threatened with relegation despite a strong show this term.
LIGA DE QUITO 2 LIGA DE LOJA 2
DEPORTIVO QUITO 1 EL NACIONAL 0
OLMEDO 1 EMELEC 1
TEC.UNIVERSITARIO 1 MACARA 0
MANTA 0 INDEPENDIENTE 1
BARCELONA 4 DEPORTIVO CUENCA 1
With 4 teams still competing in the Copa Sudamericana and the national team lying second in the CONMEBOL table, Ecuadorian football is as vibrant as has been in years.
The Ecuadorian football association also recently held the Shipyard Derby in New Jersey to try and improve the countries overseas reputation and raise funds for the Yasuni foundation.
Barcelona and Emelec played out a 1-1 draw in front of a crowd of just over 10,000 in the Red Bull Arena. Walter Iza took the lead for the “Lightbulbs” in 77 minutes but Damian Diaz equalised 4 minutes later to send both sets of fans home happy.