In the Monumental stadium in Guayaquil a match will be played tonight, at 19h30, the defending champion, Barcelona, against the second best in the tournament, Deportivo Quito. It recalls a duel with traditional history and rivalry, in which the winner seeks to be first at the end of the first stage, and the loser will have see it’s chances diminished.
Despite Deportivo Quito, has some serious economic problems, to the point that his players will not play today threatened to collect something of what they owed them (which they got, but the amount was not reported), which if not for the spectacular streak of Emelec, leading the top throughout the entire tournament, it would already be the first.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have been winning five straight games at home, has picked up in the standings and begins to dream about the remote possibility of catching up with the leaders. In its favour is that it has won the top teams Liga de Quito, Emelec, and the Catholic fell in the Monumental.
Other games will be played today, Catholic – Liga de Loja and Liga de Quito – Quevedo in Quito. On Saturday, El Nacional receives Emelec in the capital and plays with Independent Macara Ambato. The closing date on Sunday will be with Cuenca against Manta in their hometown.