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Jesús Castillo and his analysis after Cristal’s defeat: “We went to win it and left spaces behind”

Sporting Cristal fell to Melgar by the same score as in the first leg (2-0) and thus lost the opportunity to fight for the national title of Liga 1 2022. After the defeat, midfielder Jesús Castillo I knew that from the beginning the duel would be difficult, since the team started with the score at a disadvantage.

The soccer player acknowledged that the sky-blue cast came out with all its offensive power to match the overall, however, that meant a double-edged sword. “We went to win it and left spaces behind. The two casualties were due to injury and it is misfortunedeclared before the cameras of GOLPERÚ.

On the other hand, the 21-year-old player dedicated words to the Arequipa team who qualified for the final and will play against Alianza Lima. “It was a tough game and Melgar is a great team that has reached the last instance of the Copa Sudamericana”he added.

Now, Sporting Cristal, who came in first place in the aggregate, will plan the 2023 season. The light blue team obtains the quota for Peru 3 in the Copa Libertadores and will face qualifying stages to try to reach the group stage.

When will the League 1 finals be played?

Alianza Lima and Melgar will fight to win the national title. The first leg of League 1 will be played on Wednesday, November 9. Just three days later, on Saturday the 12th, this year’s champion will be revealed after the second leg.

The schedules and venues of the commitments will be known in the next few hours. The blue and white team would choose to start at the UNSA Monumental and close before their audience in Matute.

Source: Elcomercio

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