by J.P. Devetori
Universitario wins their 4th consecutive match in front of a full packed house at the Estadio Monumental vs 1st place team Atletico Grau. The match had early nervous moments such as Grau attempting to score early and dominating possession. As the 1st half was nearing to a close, Alberto ‘Chiquitin’ Quintero scored in the 40th minute to get the “U” on the board. Like every match, the “U” scoring first always boosts their confidence. The “U” controlled the game ever since the beginning of the 2nd half and Hernan Novick scored the insurance goal after making a tremendous steal and distraction play. It was a great all-around victory with over 50,000 crema fans watching the game.
The win pushed the “U” up to one point behind 1st place of the Clausura table but know they are 2 points behind 1st place (Cristal is now 1st place). The cremas won’t play until September 30th due to international break. Next match will be against Alianza Atletico Sullana, the “U” defeated them before and will seek a sweep just like they did against Grau, Sullana’s Piura rival.