Alianza Lima will be looking for a new win in the classic against the ‘U’. With the fresh memory of the 4: 1 in 2022, the confidants want to repeat the feat. In defense, they will seek absolute security with 2 bastions.
Alianza Lima meets the classic number 368 of the story against Universitario de Deportes, finally being televised. For the occasion, the compadres will have to face each other at the Monumental de Ate stadium for the Liga 1 2023. The Familiars return to the cream colossus with a good memory to back them up: the 4-1 of the 2022 opening. Several players, who achieved that result will be back on the field and others will debut against the ‘U’. This is the case with Carlo Zambrano and the reinforcements that have arrived at La Victoria this year.
The Victorian team is aiming for the three-time championship title and will want to win all the matches, especially the duels against their lifelong rivals. They hope to take all three points for the game against the Meringues.
One of the strengths in which Alianza Lima has been strengthened and will hope not have any problems against Universitario is in defence. Carlos Zambrano, who would make his debut in Peruvian football and in a classic, would be in 11th place, accompanied by another player who will play his first game against the “U”: Santiago García.
Alianza Lima will debut in central defense against Universitario
Alianza Lima added reinforcements A1. In terms of defence, Zambrano and García have raised high expectations among blue and white fans and now they have the opportunity to play together against nothing more and nothing less than Universitario.
“I didn’t make it to the classic. I have a treatment, everything is quite good, but we still have to wait for a trial. In the following week, I’ll probably start with the team,” Yordi Vílchez told the press responsible for the Engagement against the creams was ruled out. Recall that the defender was the undisputed starter in 2022. His place will be taken by the new signings.
Guillermo Salas knows that beating Universitario will be an important step up the table and mentally. For this reason, he will bet on the experience, journey and hierarchy of Zambrano and García. Pablo Míguez and Joao Montoya would keep looking.
García played in La Calera de Chile in 2022. Photo: Alianza Lima
How did Carlos Zambrano and Santiago García come to the classic?
Carlo Zambrano meet their first Peruvian soccer classic. Will the lack of experience bother you? Not at all. The “Kaiser” comes from Argentine football, where he wore the jersey of Boca Juniors and played several of those games against River Plate. He knows how to deal with such games. He even scored a goal for the millionaires. Will he make it against the ‘U’?
There is no doubt that it will be a special signing for ‘León’ given his support for the blue and white club and his excitement at making his debut in domestic football.
Carlos Zambrano played for Boca between 2020 and 2022. Photo: Boca Juniors
Meanwhile the Argentine Santiago garcia He has performed well in pre-season friendlies and against Sport Boys. The 34-year-old defender has experience in Europe. He went through Italian and German football. The biggest club he played for was Werder Bremen. In 2022, he only played a few games due to an injury. His physical condition worried many but the player reacted well on the field and is fit for the competition.
What awaits Carlos Zambrano and Santiago García in the classic?
Carlos Zambrano and Santiago García will have a lot of work to do in defense for the classic against Universitario. The rivals who both have to withdraw are Alex Valera, Andy Polo and José Rivera.
On the bench is Emanuel Herrera, an Argentinian player who knows what it means to score against Alianza Lima when he was at Sporting Cristal.
When do they play Universitario vs. Lima Alliance?
University vs. Alianza Lima will face off this Sunday February 19, Day 5 of League 1 2023. The duel will be held in the Monumental Stadium.
University vs. Alianza Lima: Transmission Channel
The Universitario vs. Alianza Lima classic has been confirmed to air from GolPerú. The TV station announced that it would let its signal through every minute.