In the most attractive duel on the 16th of the Clausura Tournament, Alianza Lima and FBC Melgar tied in an exciting duel played in La Victoria. At the moment, the ‘red and black’ are at the top of the competition, while the ‘intimate’ complicates their chances, although they remain firmly at the top of the accumulated table.
In the present edition of Liga1 Betsson, Alianza Lima is undefeated in Matute and wants to continue that winning streak. For its part, FBC Melgar has not lost as a guest since March. The ‘Blanquizules’ need the victory to establish themselves at the top of the accumulated table and continue the Clausura fight, for their part the Arequipa people are looking for victory to remain leaders on the 16th.
In the first half, just 3 minutes in, Cristian Bordacahar came close to surprise with a shot from a distance that just went wide. While in 10 minutes, Aldair Rodríguez faked the area, he had the option to go through Barcos, but he chose to finish his game and finished slowly in the hands of Cáceda. From then on, both defenses were solid, the game was played in all sectors of the field and that’s why they reached halftime.
In the second half, in the 56′, Lagos could not close his side, the ball reached Tomás Martínez, who was outlined but finished in the opposite goal. In 68′, the ‘Pirate’ had a great chance with a header, although he did not give the ball in the right direction. The Argentine forward headed in a good way in the 79th minute, but impressively, Cáceda saved with changed hands.
And in stoppage time, Beto da Silva made a great individual play, took Carlos Zambrano, defined a part, but he was denied by the post what could have been a good goal. The last game was Pablo Lavandeira’s free kick, but the former Alianza Lima player hit the wall and the score remained unchanged at 0-0.
In the next round, FBC Melgar was forced to defeat Carlos A. Mannucci at home. For its part, Alianza Lima will go to Juliaca to face Deportivo Binacional.