The winning goal came at the end of the match. Cajamarca UTC he looked for it all the second half and found the victory in the added minutes with a goal from Hideyoshi Arakaki, who was the great figure of the commitment at the Héroes del San Ramón stadium, where Sport Boys was defeated 2-1 by the first date of the Opening Tournament of the League 1 2022.
At 95 minutes of play and a little more, the referee Kevin Ortega had given seven discount, the ex-Deportivo Municipal took the rebound that the goalkeeper had left after a strong shot by Donald Millán. The soccer player controlled it and turned little by little, outlining it for his right foot. When he found the best moment, he took a right shoe that went to the corner of Patricio Álvarez’s goal., who had no response to the auction.
The goal was a consequence of the good minutes that ‘Gavilán’ had in the second half. Those led by Franco Navarro were the clearest in the game and in arrivals at the rival goal. Another of the figures of the commitment was the Colombian midfielder who wears the number ten, author of the first goal and main weapon of attack. In addition, goalkeeper Salomón Libman was always attentive when required.
The ‘cajamarquinos’ added their first three points and now they must visit Alianza Atlético de Sullana on the second date of the Apertura Tournament. On the other hand, Sport Boys will have the difficult challenge of scoring points against the last Peruvian soccer champion, Lima Alliance. This match will be played on Sunday, February 13 at the Miguel Grau stadium in Callao.
PREVIA SPORT BOYS VS UTC
Sport Boys plays its first match of the year visiting UTC from Cajamarca. Both teams were reinforced with footballers for this new season, where the “rosados” will have the challenge of the South American Cup and League 1, while the “cajamarquinos” only the Peruvian tournament after an irregular campaign in 2021. Both teams face from 03:30 pm (Peruvian time).
No team was able to make their official presentation to their fans due to the third wave of COVID-19 in Peru and they only had practice matches in their preseason to arrive in the best way at the start of the championship.
The two teams have faced each other seven times, with four wins for the ‘Gavilán’, two draws and only one for the ‘Chalacos’. The last time they played a match was within the framework of matchday 15 of Phase 2 of League 1 2021 with a final draw by the minimum difference. The goals were scored by Joao Villamarín (today at Universitario) and Ray Sandoval (today at Atlético Grau).
It is important to highlight that Sport Boys will play the preliminary phase of the Copa Sudamericana against Ayacucho FC on March 9 and 16 of the same month in two-way matches. The first match will be played on a visit and will close at home. In total, the ‘rosados’ made 13 signings for this new campaign: Diego Saffadi, Rodrigo Cuba, Mario Palomino, Edy Rentería, Luis Garro, Luciano Nieto, Alexis Blanco, Junior Huerto, Jhilmar Lobatón, Ernesto Pinillos, Ismael Quispe, Jesús Barco and Piero Vivanco.