Pedro Gallese’s great save in Peru vs. Panama was highlighted by Major League Soccer

Pedro Gallese started in Peru vs. Panama.

Pedro Gallese is at an outstanding level and showed it in the last friendly match of the peruvian national team, which ended in a 1-1 draw against Panama. The national goalkeeper won the striker one-on-one and saved them from getting ahead on the scoreboard early. This action was highlighted by the Major League Soccer.

MLS wrote on its English Twitter account the following: “That’s why they call him the ‘octopus'”. Also, the Spanish shared the video along with a prayer. “The ‘octopus’ doing what he knows best”.

‘Piero’ already has the habit of showing off with great performances, not only in the national team but also in the Orlando City. Last season he was in 23 games with the ‘Lions’, of which he kept his fence undefeated eight times.

Photo: MLS
Photo: MLS


At 17 minutes, the defense of the ‘bicolor’ was well advanced in the middle of the field. This was taken advantage of by the Panamanians, who recovered the ball and made a deep pass. José Fajardo, current soccer player for Cusco FC, took possession of the ball and began driving towards the goal Pedro Gallese.

Due to more efforts by central defender Alexander Callens to reach the striker, this did not happen, forcing ‘Piero’ to leave. Once again, dressed in yellow, he prevented the visit from getting ahead on the scoreboard. The Orlando City goalkeeper took the shot with his foot and drew praise from the commentators. “It’s the ‘Octopus’ for a reason”, pointed out the rapporteur.

Pedro Gallese avoided the first of the match in a heads up against José Fajardo.


A match that serves as preparation, it is quite useful for those of us who do not have continuity in the club and to get to the most important matches that are coming against Colombia and Ecuador.”, he stated for América Noticias.

He also made it clear that in the visit to Barranquilla, the national team must go to add three points to be closer to going to the World Cup in Qatar. Against Colombia you have to go to win”. Peru will face the ‘coffee growers’ next Friday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m. (Peruvian time) at the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium, which will have a full capacity.

Photo: FPF
Photo: FPF


Ricardo Gareca and company will have one more game of preparation prior to the double day of the Qualifiers. This will take place next Thursday, January 20, before the selection of Jamaica at the National Stadium. At first it would be played at 4:00 p.m., but the time was changed and it will be played at night, at 8:00 p.m. (Peruvian time).

For this commitment, edison flowers Y Mark Lopez They will not be taken into account as a precaution. Both footballers left senses in the last friendly and have passed medical examinations to know the seriousness of their injury. The ‘Orejas’ will travel to the United States at the request of his club.

Josepmir Ballon, who was absent from Sunday’s duel, reappeared in the training sessions that have been taking place at the Videna facilities. The Alianza Lima player could once again have minutes with the “blanquirroja” after a long time. His last participation was in 2019 in a match against Uruguay at the Centenario stadium.


Friday January 28

– Colombia vs. Peru (4:00 pm / Barranquilla)

Tuesday February 1

– Perú vs Ecuador (9:00 p.m. / Lima)


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