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Benavente, the people’s favorite to be Cueva’s substitute in the selection, according to El Comercio-Ipsos survey

Benavente, the people’s favorite to be Cueva’s substitute in the selection, according to El Comercio-Ipsos survey

Benavente, the people’s favorite to be Cueva’s substitute in the selection, according to El Comercio-Ipsos survey

Although the call for the Peruvian team did not leave any doubts beyond the controversy of the absence of Raúl Ruidíaz and the presence of Santiago Ormeño, the public always has its favorites who want to see the white and red dress. And this is the case of players like Ruidíaz himself, Paolo Guerrero and even Cristian Benavente.

For this reason, the El Comercio-Ipsos survey gave us the surprise that there is a desire to see Cristian Benavente again in the Bicolor, current Alianza Lima midfielder who has just scored two consecutive goals. Although he is not a starter, in recent games he has been recovering his level.

the equipment you use Ricardo Gareca goes out of memory, always spinning around christian cave, the ’10’ of the national team. For this reason, when the steering wheel has been missing, the Bicolor has seen its performance diminished since it cannot find a player with the same characteristics.

For this reason, the survey The Trade-Ipsos He asked the public why they think they see the best substitute for Cueva when he is absent and the answer that prevailed was that of Cristian Benavente, even above players who have been called up by Ricardo Gareca such as Raziel García and Jairo Concha.


Christian Benavente signed this year for Lima Alliance to recover activity, since he practically did not play for his club in Egypt during 2021. With the Blue and Whites, he had a dream debut with a free kick goal, but then muscle injuries have not allowed him to be at 100%. In recent weeks, now recovered, he has been vital in the Blue and Whites, coming on from the bench.

But Benavente does not play midfielder in Alianza Lima. In other words, he does not occupy the position that Cueva has in the Peruvian national team. The ‘Chaval’ is more of a second striker or a winger, always accompanying Hernán Barcos in the attack zone and thrown down the right wing.

He is not a starter in Carlos Bustos’ box -he will not travel to Buenos Aires for the match against River due to an injury-. He has only started in three of the ten games in League 1, while in the Libertadores he started in three of the four he has played. Already recovered from his discomfort, he has appeared in the last three games. He ‘invented’ a penalty against San Martín, scored the second goal against Vallejo and the third against Municipal in a great personal play. His debt is the continental tournament, where he has not shown his worth.

The other preferred to cover the place of Cave he is also a player of alliance. Jairo Concha, who is summoned among the 28 summoned for the repechage. Although he has not yet made his debut in an official match, he was active with the Bicolor when he entered against Panama and started against Jamaica in friendlies last January.

Concha has had greater regularity in Alianza. He was the driver for the title last year and this 2022 after a poor start he has already recovered the best version of him, that of always trying to face, of looking for the pass forward and above all, that of always looking for the connection with Barcos .

. In the national team he was summoned, but he did not appear on the list in some Qualifying matches.

Tastes are always there and for Ricardo Gareca, today Cristian Benavente is not there to be quoted. The midfielder arrived in Peru to get closer to the Bicolor but he still can’t convince. He has not earned the title in Alianza Lima and he does not have the regularity when he has had to enter.

Source: Elcomercio

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