The end of the championship is drawing near. After 14 days played, the Closing Tournament is about to end. Five dates separate the teams and the fans from meeting the champion of the second contest of the year already the squad that will compete with Melgar for the national title.
Sporting Crystal Atletico Grau sports college, Lima Alliance and even the same Melgar They have chances to get into the fight for the Clausura, although they will have to overcome several games that, at this point, could be considered ‘finals’. Check out what each team needs to win the semi-annual trophy below.
The Rimense team is the current leader of the tournament. With the 1-0 win against Ayacucho FC, Roberto Mosquera’s team has 31 points and took three points ahead of Atlético Grau, who is in second place.
Likewise, the Celestials take four points from the ‘U’ and Alianza and five from Melgar, which is why they depend on themselves to take over the contest. At most, they could lose a game and remain in the lead, although losing in more than one match would force them to depend on other results.
The team from Piura is the pleasant revelation of this second part of the championship. With eight games won and only two defeats, the squad led by Gustavo Álvarez has 28 units and is excited about making history.
Although it is only three points behind the lead, the great disadvantage of the albos is that they rest on the last day, so they need to win all the games and that Cristal lose in two and Alianza and Melgar fall in one.
The team of Carlos Compagnucci moved up to third place in the table after a 3-0 win over Mannucci. With 27 points, the cream team still has a chance, but they are in a difficult situation, not only because they are four units behind Cristal, but also because they have a rest date.
Unlike his compadres and Domino who fight for 15 points, the ‘U’ is only played 12 units because on matchday 17 he must rest. Universitario is obliged to win all its games and depend on a series of results.
For the ‘U’ to be champion, they have to add up all the points and:
After the 3-2 loss to César Vallejo, Alianza Lima could not get within a point of Cristal in the standings. With 27 units, the intimates are in fourth place and depend on Mosquera’s squad to be champions.
Those led by Guillermo ‘Chicho’ Salas are obliged to win all the remaining games and hope that the sky-blue squad loses at least two of the five remaining games, only then can they be crowned in the second tournament of the year.
The Domino team lost a great chance to climb to the Top 3 of the table with the 1-1 draw against ADT de Tarma. Although he still has chances to win the national title directly, the situation is complicated.
The Arequipa team must win all their games and expect Crystal and Alliance to lose at least two of the remaining five matches. Complicated, but not impossible for those of Lavallén.