Seven rounds into the Liga FUTVE 2 season and it could not be tighter. Just three points separate first and seventh in the table in group A, and in group B just three points separate five teams. Here’s how the table looks after Round 7:
😨 • Así finaliza la primera vuelta de nuestra #LigaFUTVE2
🔥 • ¡No hay espacio de lo apretada que está!
— Liga FUTVE 2 (@LigaFUTVE2) April 24, 2023
Three in a row for Bolivar
An early second-half goal put Nueva Esparta 1-0 up after Jhon Velazquez converted from the penalty spot. Nueva Esparta, who sat in second-place heading into the game, could have jumped to the top of the table with a win. But three minutes before the end of regulation, Alberto Cabello buried a penalty for Bolivar – levelling the score.
The game looked destined for a draw, until a mistake in the penalty area by Nueva Esparta allowed Rudi Francis to intercept and put Bolivar ahead in the 92nd minute. They held on to steal a vital away victory. They’re now tied in first place in the Oriental group with Academia and Deportivo Miranda, who all have 11 points.
Remarkably, it’s the first time this season that Bolivar have scored more than one goal in a game. Their third win of the season came at the expense of Nueva Esparta’s third defeat in a row.
El conjunto insular tropieza 1-2 en casa ante Bolívar SC ✖️
Pero como el fútbol da revanchas, buscaremos la nuestra este próximo martes 25, cuando nos enfrentemos al mismo rival en Puerto Ordaz ✈️ pic.twitter.com/BtuT2XCXaU
— Nueva Esparta FC (@NuevaEsparta_FC) April 23, 2023
These were the other results from Bolivar’s group:
- Dynamo 3-4 Fundación AIFI
- Atlético La Cruz 1-1 Marítimo
- Deportivo Miranda 1-2 Acad. Anzoátegui
Real Frontera sitting pretty
Titanes de Guanare hosted group B leaders Real Frontera and suffered their fifth defeat in seven games after Frontera scored two unanswered goals.
Marlón Fernández opened the scoring on the 70th minute with a shot from outside the area after a turnover in the Frontera half allowed a counter-attack. When Titanes defender Angel Flores missed the opportunity to clear the ball just minutes later, Frontera pounced and doubled their lead. Fernandez recovered the lose ball, dribbled into the space and set up Montaño, sealing a 0-2 away victory.
— Real Frontera Sport Club (@RealFrontera) April 23, 2023
Real Frontera now hold first place with 13 points, after having lost their first two in a row. They’ve scored goals in 87.5% of their games so far, the only exception being a 3-0 defeat against El Vigía.
Montaño has been in fine form for the leaders. He’s scored four of Real Frontera’s nine goals so far this season.
These were the other results from group B:
- Trujillanos 2-1 El Vigía 1
- Academia Rey 1-1 Halcones Falcón
- Ureña 6-1 Yaracuyanos