The sports university began with the three “Gs”. League 1: won, liked and scored. The top team defeated Carlos Mannucci 4-0 at the Mansiche Stadium in Trujillo to take their first three points in their 100th anniversary year. But this game is not only the start of the road to the U title, it was also Fabián Bustos' first win as a coach, having drawn his first three friendlies. In addition, the Merengue nine scored their debut: Diego Dorregaray.
The 31-year-old Argentine arrived at Ate from the Cypriot League and, based on the first duels he played with the Meringues, there were mixed reactions to his arrival. But at the start of an official game, the popular “Phineas” scored his goal from the penalty spot at the start of the interlude university and the tricolor.
This was Diego Dorregaray's goal with the “U”
What nickname did Universitario give Diego Dorregaray?
After Dorregaray's goal, the Merengue club dedicated a special publication to him on its social networks and baptized him with a peculiar nickname: “And the first one from 'Diegol' came”. The fans hope that the attacker shines on his 100th birthday and lives up to his new nickname.
Diego Dorregaray arrived at Universitario in 2024. Photo: Photo taken by X
How was the game University vs. Carlos Mannucci?
With goals from Dorregaray, Edison Flores, Andy Polo and Horacio Calcaterra, the Merengue team started with a 4-0 victory over Mannucci, delighting Cream fans dreaming of a double championship in their 100th year.
When will Universitario play in League 1 again?
The next U match will take place on the second day of the Apertura tournament against Atlético Grau, a match that will be played at the Monumental Stadium. The match is scheduled to be played on Saturday 3rd at 8:00 p.m. (Peruvian time) and will be broadcast on the GolPerú channel, the exclusive Movistar TV signal.