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Alianza Lima vs Cristal: the three scenarios that can occur in the second final

Everything is getting ready. This Sunday afternoon (3 pm), at the National Stadium, the champion of the League 1 2021. After the 90 minutes – or maybe 120 – that will be played, Peruvian football will know if Lima Alliance is your new monarch or Sporting Crystal He extends his reign with a two-time championship. An encounter that will keep the whole country in suspense.

The Victorian cast gave the first blow in the first leg. A 1-0 that gave him the three points, but they do not assure anything or give him great margin for the return. The lonely goal of Hernán Boats, yes, it is a mental clean and jerk and the best weapon that those led by Carlos Bustos will have, an intelligent team that feels comfortable grouping in their own field and attacking against.

“The team now arrives with everything. We played the first game at a high level, in this second final we know that it will be difficult but the group is convinced that we will play a good game as in the first final “, noted in the previous Angelo fields, an Alliance goalkeeper who was one of the figures of the first meeting.

“This is reversible, it doesn’t end here. If the key is open or not, that depends on how the rival sees it. We thought that, even winning, the key would remain open because the finals are unpredictable and captivate people. It is never how you think “, assured Roberto Mosquera.

finals that he won
2012 – Sporting Cristal vs. Real Garcilaso0-11-02-0
2019 – Binational vs. Lima Alliance4-10-24-3
2020 – Sporting Cristal vs. academic1-21-13-2

The statements, the forecasts and the rest will be left behind this Sunday from 3 in the afternoon. alliance and Cristal, entangled in a rectangle 105 meters long by 68 wide, will be measured by the title. But how do you define the champion? Below we show you the three possible scenarios that can occur.

This is how Alianza Lima comes out as champion

Thanks to Barcos’ goal, Alianza Lima will reach Nacional with an advantage. The Blue and Whites only need a draw to be crowned in an atypical year but one that could be historic. After starting the season with the uncertainty of knowing if they will play in League 2 or League 1, a resolution of the TAS gave them permanence with the championship already started.

Without time to make a good preseason, those of Bustos were accommodating with the passing of the dates and only in Phase 2 would they show what they are made of. The intimates won the second contest of the year with only one defeat (against Cristal after having secured their presence in the final) in 17 games (12 wins and 4 draws). They scored 27 goals and received 11 (the least beaten). In addition, they kept their arc at zero in nine games, something they must do now if they want to be champions.

What if they match?

It is necessary to know that there will be no away goal, but there will be a goal difference in case of equality of victories in the two games (one per side). “In case of equality of points at the end of the Final Play-Off matches, the Club with the highest goal difference will be consecrated National Champion”, says the same article of the regulation.

Thus champion Sporting Cristal

It won’t be easy at all. In the first leg, Mosquera’s men finished off 13 times (3 on goal) but they found a giant Ángel Campos under the three Aliancistas sticks, in addition to the incredible goal that Horacio Calcaterra missed.

But, far from the statistics recorded in the first final, in Rímac they prefer to stick with what they have done throughout the year. Cristal has won by two goals or more in twelve games throughout 2021. His lowest result was 2-0 against Sport Huancayo in League 1, Rentistas in Libertadores, and Ayacucho FC and Unión Comercio in the Bicentennial Cup. His best win was 6-1 at UTC by League 1.

Among those victories that they will have to repeat this Sunday to proclaim themselves two-time champions, the celestial have a recent memory against Lima Alliance, the rival. On the penultimate date of Phase 2, Cristal defeated 3-1 with a double by Marcos Riquelme and one by Irven Ávila.

Crystal Victories
by 2 goals or more
Binational4-0League 1
UDH Alliance3-0League 1
Municipal3-1League 1
S. Huancayo2-0League 1
Rentistas (URU)2-0liberators
Ayacucho FC2-0C. Bicentennial
U. Commerce2-0C. Bicentennial
Cantolao4-2League 1
Cusco FC4-1League 1
Athletic Alliance5-2League 1
UTC6-1League 1
Lima Alliance3-1League 1


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