U vs Melgar match preview
by J.P. Devetori
Universitario will play their last match of 2021 vs Melgar. After a clinching a spot for the 2022 Copa Libertadores yesterday, the U must win or tie to stay in the 3rd Peru slot which is for a 2nd Stage appearance. If the U loses today, then we will drop from Peru 3 to Peru 4 which is for the 1st Stage. We don’t want that.
Many key returns such as Federico Alonso and Aldo Corzo are back after missing the last 3 or more matches while Enzo Guttierrez will be inactive once again. Since we our best players out for the season finale, we must be careful with this strong Melgar squad. Melgar has been tough every season and they are no stranger to beating big clubs. They are also hungry for a higher berth in the 2022 Libertadores and a win will seal it. Melgar players to watch out are Bernardo Cuesta, Luis Iberico, Alex Arias and Carlos Caceda.
This is the last match preview of 2021. I will release a year in review article as well as a hope for 2022 article soon. Be sure to follow our twitter @CremaTribune for match updates and analysis.