Costa Rican Primera Division Review: Alonso stunner wins it for Alajuelense

Costa Rican Primera Division leaders Alajuelense left it late as they climbed six points clear at the top on Wednesday.

Armando Alonso scored an 81st-minute winner as Oscar Ramirez's Alajuelense edged fourth-placed Herediano 1-0.

With Deportivo Saprissa held, Alajuelense moved clear after their 12th win in 16 outings.

Herediano striker Victor Nunez had a chance to give his team the lead from the penalty spot, but his poor spot-kick was kept out by Patrick Pemberton.

Alajuelense rattled the post before Alonso struck with a 30-yard stunner to see his team to victory.

Deportivo Saprissa slipped six points behind after a 1-1 draw at Perez Zeledon.

Ariel Rodriguez cancelled out Fabrizio Ronchetti's first-half opener.

Santos de Guapiles were 2-1 winners at Puma Generalena, while Limon's clash against Uruguay was postponed.