Alianza Lima was level with Sporting Cristal and Universitario de Deportes at the top of the Clausura tournament thanks to their comeback against Unión Comercio in Matute. One of the team’s standouts was veteran striker Hernán Barcos, who stood out with a goal and an assist. The appearance of the “Pirate” provoked several reactions, and one of those who spoke out was the former football player Carlos Galvan.
The former Merengue defender used his compatriot’s goal as an example to sharply criticize the level of central defenders in Peruvian football.
Carlos Galván on Hernán Barcos. Photo: Twitter/Alfredo Ccasa.
“Today in Peruvian football there are no central defenders who are respected. Nobody puts a stamp on Barcos, everyone is passive,” he said in a dialogue with journalist Alfredo Ccasa from TV Perú Deportes.
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This was Hernán Barcos’ goal against Unión Comercio
Hernán Barcos came on in addition and scored a goal and provided an assist in under two minutes. He owed his goal to a header in the opponent’s penalty area.
How was Alianza Lima vs. union?
Alianza Lima beat Unión Comercio 3-1 at the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium. Josepmir Ballón, Hernán Barcos and Ricardo Lagos scored the goals for the blue and white team.
What games does Alianza Lima still have to play in the Clausura tournament?
- Date 14: Alianza Lima rests
- Date 15: Carlos Mannucci vs. Lima Alliance
- Date 16: Lima Alliance vs. Melgar
- Date 17: Binational vs. Lima Alliance
- Date 18: Lima Alliance vs. ADT
- Date 19: Deportivo Garcilaso vs. Lima Alliance.
Clausura tournament rankings
Alianza Lima reached 26 points and shares the top of the Clausura tournament with Universitario and Sporting Cristal.