Melgar defeated Universitario de Deportes 2-0 this Sunday at the UNSA Monumental in Arequipa and leads the Apertura de la Liga 1 2022 tournament alone when the sixteenth date was partially played. After that, Jorge Araujo gave his evaluation of the quality of the red and black club.
“From the first minute of planning it was to win it, it was the slogan, the objective, to propose, play and find a positive result”, said ‘Coconut’.
The cream coach considered that in the first part they had “A good wear, defensively we were very good”. In addition, he recalled Melgar’s second goal: “They find themselves with a goal at a time ending the game”.
They considered that the first goal of the Arequipa team changed the game: “We considered that going 0-0 in the first half, we could rethink for the second half in another way and they would also have had another way of dealing with it”.
“Within what we expected to finish zero to zero the first half, our actions would have been different”Araujo added.
“The second half was good, we improved a lot. We tried to go looking for their goal, the options were not many, but the panorama changed a little more ”, specified the DT of the U.
The goals of Melgar’s seventh straight win were scored by Luis Iberico in the 39th minute and Kevin Quevedo in the 90th from a penalty. With this result, the ‘Lion of the South’ added 34 units and stretched its lead as leader of the first phase of the season, while the creams were out of the race for the title, eighth with 25 points.