Sporting Saprissa defeated the Herediano 1-0 with a lone goal from the veteran midfielder Michaell Barrantes to leave the three points at stake on the purple side.
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The meeting, which took place in the Ricardo Saprissa Aymá behind closed doors and in the middle of the pandemic of coronavirus, it was developed in a calm way and obeying the biosecurity measures ordered by the Unafut in conjunction with the Fedefutbol and the Ministry of Costa Rica Health.
The footballers left behind the whole issue of COVID-19 and they faced this classic with a lot of claw and professionalism, which left the local team as the winner.
Those of Tibas, who made a huge wear and had to increase the number of goals, could not because they ran into a Stephen Alvarado imposing in the heredian framework.
The only goal of the match came at just 8 minutes with a violent left-footed shot from Michaell Barrantes which was embedded in the right side of the portico of Stephen AlvaradoAlthough he launched, he could not avoid the goal.
With this purple win, the difference of four points is placed above the Alajuelense League and the leadership is absolute Saprissa with 36 points. The team, failing that, remained as the third best classified with 26 units.
Incidents of the game Saprissa – Herediano:
IT’S OVER! Saprissa, with what is necessary and fair, defeats Herediano and takes over the leadership. A solitary goal by Michaell Barrantes gave the three points and took the four points difference to Alajuelense.
80 ‘ Johan Venegas finished off with the right leg. Saprissa keeps trying offensively.
68 ‘ Change in Saprissa:
Joined: Manfred Ugalde
Released: Ariel Rodríguez
63 ‘ Change in Heredian:
Joined: Mauricio Núñez
Released: Cristian Reyes
56 ‘ UUUUFFFF! Bombshell by Cristhian Bolaños and Esteban Alvarado fly through the air of Tibás to avoid the fall of his goal.
55 ‘ Change in Heredian:
Joined: Bryan Rojas
Released: Jhon Jairo Ruiz
55 ‘ Change in Heredian:
Released: Berny Burke
53 ‘ Heredian save … Cristhian Bolaños forgives Esteban Alvarado after finishing off when he was profiled to score.
The complement stage starts: The Saprissistas defeat the Herediano in the Ricardo Saprissa Aymá.
End of the first half! Saprissa defeats Herediano 1-0 with a great goal from Michaell Barrantes.
25 ‘ Saprissa manages the power of the ball and does not give spaces to the Herediano.
8 ‘GOOOOOOOLLLLL OF SAPRISSA! Michaell Barrantes marks the first of the match; Left-footed shot from outside the area that surprises Esteban Alvarado and the purple S goes up on the scoreboard.
5′ Oops … the Heredian is saved. Shot from outside the box that forces Esteban Alvarado to send it to the corner kick.
STARTED! Saprissa and Herediano play in Tibás for date 16 of the Costa Rican League.
Heredian Alignment: Esteban Alvarado; Christian Reyes, Keyner Brown, Orlando Galo, Ariel Soto; Yeltsin Tejeda, Esteban Granados, Berny Burke, Gerson Torres; Jhon Jairo Ruiz and Yendrick Ruiz.
At 8:00 at night this Costa Rican classic begins.
Alignment of the Saprissa: Aaron Cruz; Hernández, Ricardo Blanco, Aubrey Dvaids, David Guzmán, Michaell Barrantes, Marvin Angulo, Cristhina Bolaños, Mariano Torres, Ariel Rodríguez and Johan Venegas.
The Saprissa directive and its initiative in the Tibás stadium so that the players do not feel alone.
The match between Saprissa and the Herediano tonight will have a record audience as confirmed. At least the meeting is expected to have an audience of more than 40 million people.
The television channel ESPN will transmit the meeting corresponding to date 16 to all Central America, including Honduras. But within the catracho country it will also be broadcast on the screen of All Sports Plus.