Venezuela Wrap: Caracas drop points as pack close

Caracas are under pressure atop the Venezuela Primera Division after they drew, while several of their rivals won.

Eduardo Sarago's men were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Estudiantes de Merida and only hold top spot on goal difference.

Yorwin Lobo gave the visitors a 17th-minute lead and Caracas earned a point thanks to Javier Guillen's second-half own goal.

Deportivo Anzoategui drew level on points with the league leaders thanks to a 2-0 win over Deportivo Tachira.

Edwin Aguilar and Robert Hernandez scored in the first half of the win.

Carabobo and Zamora remain just a point behind the top two after securing contrasting victories.

Pablo Olivera scored a brace to help Carabobo to a 4-0 thrashing of Mineros de Guayana and Zamora survived a late scare to overcome Aragua 3-2.

Juan Garcia helped Tucanes to a 1-0 victory over Deportivo Lara and Darwin Gomez scored the winner in Atletico El Vigia's 3-2 win over Yaracuyanos.

There were also three scoreless draws on the weekend.

Atletico Venezuela and Deportivo Petare played out a 0-0 draw, Zulia and Deportivo La Guaira earned a point each and Llaneros de Guanare's clash with Trujillanos ended goalless.


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