Peru, with its goalkeeper Diego Romero as its figure, beat Chile 1-0 in its debut in the South American Soccer Pre-Olympic, which will distribute two places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The midfielder Franchesco Flores scored the goal of the team trained by José Guillermo ‘Chemo’ del Solar in the 67th minute, in the match that opened Group B of this U-23 tournament, in which Argentina faces Paraguay in the second hour.
Chile had had the best chances of the match in the stadium Misael Delgadoin the Venezuelan city of Valencia, but he lacked aim and when he did have it he crashed into the goalkeeper Rosemary.
Flowers, who had entered as a substitute, had the calm that his rivals lacked.
The Peruvian team ended up with ten men due to the expulsion of Mathías Llontop for a double warning.
Chili He started the game with three clear chances in the first 10 minutes of play, with shots from César Pérez, Lucas Assadi and Lucas Cepeda. Rosemary, in the play of Cepeda, He had the first of the interventions with which he would support Peru when its opponents besieged it.
Peru, Faced with that clean and jerk, he decided to delay meters and take extreme care.
Thus, the Peruvians managed to neutralize the southern offensive, but the second half began just as the first had started.
Right after the intermission, Rosemary He blocked a cannon shot from Pérez at mid-range.
‘Chemo’ del Solar made moves to try to readjust his team and the players who entered the field ended up being fundamental; while the Chilean coach, Nicolas Cordovaadded more gunpowder with the entry of the promising forward Damian Pizarro.
Romero would once again be the protagonist when going out for a clash with Pizarro when he went in search of a center in the heart of the area.
And the goal came… Peruvian!
Guillermo Larios, a Peruvian player born in Santiago de Chile, held the ball with his back to the goal and took advantage of the movement of Flowers, entering the area from the left. Larios’ pass was impeccable and Flores’ cutback and subsequent definition were not far behind.
Despite the disadvantage, La Roja continued to put pressure.
The expulsion of Llontop, with time running out, was the last test that Peru had to overcome. He did so, holding on to score his first three points.
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