The first final of the League 1 had enough emotions and left a marker in favor of Melgar. The two teams gave their all to take the lead, but the own goal from Yordi Vilchez, behind a center Bernard Cost, gave the ‘domino‘ the opportunity to emerge victorious from the engagement. The second leg will be played on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (Peru).
The main criteria that will be taken into account in the final of the Play Offs of the League 1 It is the result of both encounters. Melgar won one game and if he draws the other, he is automatically considered the new monarch of the game. inca football. If after the two games each one is the winner, it will be necessary to see who scored the most points to become champion. In addition, visiting goals do not have double value.
If it happens that equality is maintained in all the aforementioned aspects, it will have to go to the penalty shootout, without going through extra time. There will come out triumphant whoever has more luck when it comes to kicking the ball in front of the rival goalkeeper.
What does each team need to be champion of the Peruvian tournament? In the case of the ‘red and black‘, it is enough for them to draw in Lima, no matter what the score is, they would still come out as winners. On the part of the ‘intimates‘, they have to win by two points of difference if they want to become two-time champions.
The locals knew how to take advantage of their chance to keep the advantage. Although those led by William Chambers in the first half they were able to score in the goal Cacedathey did not take advantage of their scoring opportunities.
In the second half, the wear and tear was reflected in the visit and little by little they were withdrawing until the moment that the own goal of Yordi Vilchez in the 74th minute. From then on, the match was quite close and had the opportunity wasted by Hernán Barcos to tie the score.
The game was not spared from controversy. The first was an offside Josepmir Ballon, which was enabled since it started from its own field. The other action was a violation of Horacio Orzan and that for the ‘blue and whites’ it should have been sanctioned with a second yellow card and subsequent expulsion. The referee michael espinoza he didn’t consider it that way, the red one forgave him.
Alianza Lima and Melgar will face each other in the stadium Alexander Villanueva in a game that is expected to be as close as in the first leg in Arequipa.