At the closing of date 15 of the 2023 Clausura Tournament of the League 1 Betsson, Sporting Cristal and UTC They saw each other at the National Stadium. Both squads came out with their best elements, with the objective of being able to add three in the capital venue. However, the Rimenses had a great scoring chance about 40 minutes into the first half, through Washington Corozowho hit a powerful shot, but without success due to the good reaction of Patrick Zubczuk.
The action began with a great counterattack by Tiago Nunes’ team. Very close to the rival area, the home owner began to touch the ball, combining between Yoshimar Yotún and Brenner Marlos. The latter, seeing himself marked, stepped back and passed it to the Ecuadorian winger, who outlined himself and connected a powerful shot with his right foot. Of course, the former University player was attentive to the play and shone with a great save to drown out the first goal cry of the night.
But, not everything stayed here. Already in the final minutes of the first half, Sporting Cristal’s dominance became more than evident. Thus, ‘Yoshi’ managed to steal the ball very close to the ‘Gavilán’ field, passing it to the Brazilian ‘9’, who immediately returned it to the ‘Bicolor’ international. Second later, the former Malmo sent the ball to the center of the area, where Sosa surprised with a powerful shot, which impacted the visiting defense.
Sporting Cristal vs. UTC: what’s coming
After the match against UTC, Sporting Cristal will have to focus on what will be its next challenge in the 2023 Clausura Tournament of Liga 1 Betsson. His rival will be none other than Cusco FC, a team he will visit on Friday, September 29 from 6:00 pm (Peruvian time), at the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium.
It should be noted that the celestial team is among the first places in the table of the second competition of the year, so they must add all possible points if they do not want to give up the fight for the national title, being aware that Universitario, Melgar and Alianza Lima are its main opponents.
UTC, for its part, will have to get ready for the match against Sport Boys. The contest between the ‘Gavilán’ and the pink team will take place on Friday, September 29 from 3:00 in the afternoon. On this occasion, the Cajamarca squad will be home at the Héroes de San Ramón Stadium.