The Blue and Whites lost to the Light Blues by walkover by not showing up at the Alberto Gallardo for the League 1 match on date 3.
After Alianza Lima lost 3-0 to Sporting Cristal via walkover (WO) in the actual game for the third League 1 date, a total of five duels were decided in the same way. As we will recall, seven clubs have spoken out against the Peruvian Football Federation, warning that they will not take part in the tournament until the precautionary measure prohibiting clubs from negotiating their broadcasting rights on other channels is lifted.
However, this fact has not only caused a stir on Peruvian territory, as the international media also repeated the news of the peculiar way in which the brewer won, and some even managed to call it “controversial” and “unusual”. .
The newspaper Ole from Argentina entitled: “Unusual: Sporting Cristal won 3-0 because Alianza Lima never showed up”; also from Chile the portal red gate He, too, insisted and published: “Scandal: Alianza Lima does not show up for the game and Cristal wins by WO in the Peruvian league.” On the other hand, MSN He also wrote “Huge controversy! Alianza Lima didn’t show up to play and Sporting Cristal won by walkover”; while Bolavipplaced in his editions of Chile and Ecuador “Controversy in Peru! Gabriel Costas Alianza Lima loses the classic to Sporting Cristal on foot” and “Unusual! How Washington Corozo beat a great from Peru”.
What would happen if Alianza Lima lost via walkover again?
If the intimate team does not appear again in a League 1 game, they lose the category and cannot return to the first division for three years, the tournament regulations state. Likewise, the blue and whites have to pay a penalty of 247,500 soles for losing by two walkovers.