Universitario thrashed Cienciano 3-0 in what was an impressive performance from all around. Cienciano put up a good fight against the “U” but the Cusco club had absolute no chance. The cremas opened the scoring and never looked back, controlling every aspect of the match.
Emmanuel Herrera scored the opening goal after rebounding Piero Quispe ball. Quispe was fouled near the penalty box but Herrera quickly snagged the ball and shot a laser to the back of the net. Near the end of the half Luis Urruti made a nice chip over the Cienciano goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Rodrigo Ureña also made a stellar 1st half by patrolling the centre-midfield defensively.
The 2nd half was more quiet as both clubs didn’t produce much attacks. The crema defense led by Williams Riveros shut down Cienciano completely. Piero Quispe scored the 3rd goal in a precise shot to the back of the net. It was a stellar performance all-around.
Universitario’s victory now puts them in 1st place (for now). They need Deportivo Garcilaso, Univ. Cesar Vallejo, Sporting Cristal, and Alianza Lima to either lose or draw their matches. Their next match up is no other than Deportivo Garcilaso in Cusco next Friday.