Costa Rican Primera Division Review: Alajuelense seal semi-final spot

Alajuelense booked their place in the Costa Rican Primera Division semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Carmelita on Wednesday.

Goals from Johnny Acosta and Armando Alonso were all Oscar Ramirez's side needed to seal a top-four spot in the Torneo de Invierno.

It also moved Alajuelense six points clear at the top of the 12-team league.

Acosta struck in the 27th minute and Alonso just moments before half-time to give Alajuelense their victory.

Carmelita are eighth, but the loss was a huge blow to their play-off chances.

Herediano took a step towards the play-offs with a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at Puma Generalena.

Esteban Granados starred with a brace.

Fourth-placed UCR suffered what could prove to be a costly loss, going down 2-1 at bottom side Uruguay.

Perez Zeledon are lurking just three points behind UCR after a 2-1 win at Limon.