In Ambato, the hosts won 2 – 0 against Deportivo Quevedo, which now remains last in the standings and is a strong candidate for relegation, while Liga de Quito tied 2 – 2 with Independiente with goals from Jaime Ayovi after losing 0 – 2 at home and before angry fans who insulted the players and the coaching staff.
On Friday, Emelec lost 1 – 2 against Universidad Catolica and Deportivo Quito was thrashed 1 – 6 in Cuenca.
The eighth day is completed today with matches: El Nacional vs Liga de Loja and Barcelona vs Manta.
With the partial results, the standings are: Universidad Catolica is first with 18 points plus 9 from goals, followed by Emelec, also with 18 points, but plus 8 from goals. Third is Deportivo Quito (16), followed by Independiente (13), Manta (13), El Nacional (12), Deportivo Cuenca (9), Liga de Quito (7), Macara (6) Liga de Loja (5), Barcelona (4), and Deportivo Quevedo (2).