With a goal from Argentine striker Ariel Nahuelpán, Barcelona defeated Deportivo Quito 1-0 in the eighteenth date of the National Championship.
With this result, the yellow team is now located four positions under Deportivo Quito, increasing its hopes to finish the first phase as leaders and qualify for the final of the local tournament, South American Cup and Libertadores Cup, nearest possibility for the leader Emelec, who will face El Nacional tomorrow and has two deferred matches.
Catholic University team, which throughout the tournament has maintained stellar positions, tied 2-2 with Liga de Loja and also gave possibilities to other teams. Liga de Quito who beat Quevedo by 3-1, maintains its possibilities, reaching Deportivo Quito in second place, with 32 points.
Tomorrow Macara will face Independiente, while on Sunday Cuenca will receive Manta, in two games that will define positions in the bottom of the standings.
The championship will enter a pause to make way for the Ecuadorian team matches thisMay 29 in which will face Germany in a friendly match in the United States. In June, Ecuador will face Peru in Lima and then Argentina in Quito, for the playoffs.