CONMEBOL highlighted the triumph of Alianza Lima over Sporting Cristal in the first final of League 1

CONMEBOL and its publication on social networks for the victory of Alianza Lima against Sporting Cristal.

Alianza Lima won 1-0 over Sporting Cristal on the first final of League 1 disputed in the National Stadium. And despite the fact that there are not yet 90 minutes to decide the champion, the CONMEBOL highlighted this important result for the ‘blue and white’ through their social networks.

“Alianza Lima won the first final! They beat Sporting Cristal 1 to 0 and won the first match of the grand final of the Peruvian tournament “, were the words that can be read in the publication of the highest South American football entity on its Twitter account. The text was accompanied by two emojis: a ball and the national flag.

CONMEBOL publication on Alianza Lima's victory over Sporting Cristal.
CONMEBOL publication on Alianza Lima’s victory over Sporting Cristal.

However, it is not the first time that this entity has made this type of publication, since In the previous match that the same teams played as part of the date 16 for Phase 2, that victory of the ‘celestes’ by 3 to 1 against Matute’s team had also highlighted. In addition, it is customary for CONMEBOL to remain active on its digital platforms with this information about the various clubs that are part of the South American organization.

Even, In the previous of this first final, they had also spoken mentioning this duel as a ‘Classic’. “The first final is played! Alianza Lima receives Sporting Cristal in the first leg of the definition of the Peruvian championship “, was the text that is read in the same Twitter account.

It should be noted that in this first duel that was played at the National Stadium, it was full of many emotions and sensations characteristic of a final. And it is that not only did two of the biggest clubs in Peru collide, but it also meant the return of the public to the stadium as far as League 1 is concerned, because in the Qualifying matches they had already allowed their entry.


From the previous one, the fans were present in ‘the colossus of José Díaz’, which housed approximately 13 thousand people among fans of Alianza and Cristal, who put the color in this first leg, taking into account that the return match will be played next Sunday 28 at the same stadium.

It will be the first game of League 1 after a long time that it has been played with the public.
It will be the first game of League 1 after a long time that it has been played with the public.


Each team came to this meeting in different ways. In the first place, the ‘intimates’ came from somewhat complicated weeks due to the 12 casualties of the players that he had due to a massive contagion of COVID-19. However, for this week, the main elements trained with the rest of the squad and showed in this match what they had rehearsed. Obviously, it starts from the base that it is a team that has a direct game and looks for the speed of its attackers to hurt the rival.

Instead, the painting ‘rimense’ only had Alejandro Hohberg, his maximum figure, to enter the second half because due to an injury he did not arrive at this meeting with a sufficient number of games on top to be the owner.


It was the Argentine Hernán Barcos the author of the only goal in this duel through a play where he was assisted by Wilmer Aguirre and deceived his marker with a change of leg to shoot with his left foot and beat the goal defended by Alejandro Duarte in the 33rd minute of the first half.

Later, those from La Florida had chances to tie the game, but they found the great figure Ángelo Campos, who stopped two shots executed by Marcos Riquelme and even avoided a possible fall of his equipment.

There are still 90 minutes left to define the champion of League 1 Betsson 2021, and although Alianza is ahead, the ‘brewers’ will seek to surprise and turn the scoreboard to get the ‘two-time championship’ after the 2020 title.


Hernán Barcos encouraged his teammates in the dressing room: “We are all cramped, but happy”

Carlos Bustos after the first final of League 1: “There is still a game to close to close a wonderful year for Alianza Lima”

Hernán Barcos: “We were forceful, but we have to be calm, there are still 90 minutes to go”

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