10 Feb, 2024 05:50 p.m. EST
Melgar defeated Alianza Atlético 1-0 on date 3 of the Apertura Tournament of League 1 2024
Melgar vs Alianza Atlético: the ‘rojinegro’ club defeated the ‘vendaval del norte’ 1-0 on Saturday, February 10, for date 3 of the Liga 1 2024 Apertura Tournament. The duel was played at the UNSA Monumental stadium in Arequipa.
With a goal from attacker Bernardo Cuesta, the club ‘dominated’ achieved its first victory in the Apertura and this season. The ‘9’ goal was from a penalty and at the end of the match. DT Pablo De Muner’s team achieved its first three points in the standings. The visit was left with one and is located at the bottom of the classification.
The penalty play was reviewed by the VAR and after the decision of referee Michael Espinoza, Horacio Orzán and José Villegas were sent off, both teams were left with ten players. In addition, the footballer Horacio Benincasa left the field of play in an ambulance after suffering a spectacular fall.
Melgar will face Aurora from Bolivia on Wednesday, February 14 at the UNSA stadium for the second leg of phase 1 of the Copa Libertadores 2024. Alianza Atlético will face UTC on Friday the 16th for the fourth date of League 1 in the Campeones del 36 stadium in Sullana.