The blue team failed to score, this time in Cuenca, and again gave away two points that left it in second place and the chance that, if Universidad Catolica wins today against Macara, it will become the absolute leader.
Emelec was tied to zero goals with Deportivo Cuenca in the Azuay capital. Fernando Gaibor could not score a goal in the second half and while the blue ones were better, the lack of definition continues to affect the millionaires.
In other matches, Barcelona and Liga de Loja tied without goals: Liga de Quito and Deportivo Quito also ended with a draw of 1-1 and El Nacional won to Independiente 1-0.
With those results. and waiting for the games Catolica-Macara, at noon, and Manta-Quevedo, on Saturday, the positions are: Catolica first with 28 +12; Emelec, second with 27 +10; Independiente, 24 + 10; El Nacional 23 + 4; Quito 21-6; Manta 20-3; Cuenca 18 + 3; Liga de Quito and Barcelona with 15 points; Liga de Loja, 13; Macara 8; and Quevedo with 3 points.