Alianza Lima took the classic

Alianza Lima took the classic

Hard fight. With goals from Pablo Sabbag and Gabriel Costa, the blue and whites defeated 2-1 for Universitario in the Monumental Stadium. Luis Urruti reduced for the creams.

By: Luis Imana

In a meeting that had all the ingredients worthy of a classic, Alliance of Lima defeated Universitario de Deportes 2-1 in the Monumental on the fifth day of the 1st division 2023. Despite the fact that the creams showed greater development in the first half, the blue and whites were thanks to Pablo Sabbag (19′).

The Colombian attacker, starting his first game in the Alianza, entered the perimeter and smashed the ball past José Carvallo after a Gino Peruzzi pass to silence Ate’s colossus.

Although those directed by Guillermo Salas had the advantage in the “score”, university They put the visitors under pressure in their own penalty area and were close to equalizing just before the break. However, the lack of precision took its toll on the creams.

Expelled.  Zambrano received the red at the end of the game.  Photo: spread

Expelled. Zambrano received the red at the end of the game. Photo: spread

Alianza Lima came out with the ball in the second half and made an intense start that ended in a new goal for the two-time national champions. Gabriel Costa (53′) made it 2-0 in the meantime, controlling a Josepmir Ballón cross to define the far post and increase the gap.

When it seemed the intimate was in control of the meeting, Luis Urruti appeared at 69′ to send a powerful shot to the post by Franco Saravia, closing the gap on the scoreboard. From there, Universitario turned to attack to secure a tie while the Blue and Whites struggled to stop the local offense.

A few minutes from time, Carlos Zambrano committed a foul on Piero Quispe that earned him an immediate red card, his first as a player from the ‘intimate’ box. Despite the numerical superiority, the Cremes had time against it and suffered their second loss in a row.

With this result, Alianza Lima climbed the table by 6 points and scored their second consecutive win against the ‘U’ in the Monumental. On the other hand, the team that commands Carlo Compagnucci he stays in the league with 3 points in 3 games played this season.
Moreover, Pablo Sabbag maintains his scoring streak in the local tournament as the former La Equidad was responsible for the second goal in Alianza Lima’s 2-0 win over Sport Boys.

The next day of League 1 2023, the Blue and Whites host César Vallejo University in Matute, while the Universitario de Deportes visit Carlos Mannucci at the Mansiche Stadium.

The word

Pablo Sabbag, forward for Alianza Lima.

“I’m very happy, it’s an inexplicable feeling. I imagined all of yesterday and today and thank God I was able to score. The classic had to stay at home and that’s how it was.