Melgar did not appear before Atlético Grau and the second ‘walkover’ of the championship took place.
Atlético Grau had planned to receive Melgar in what would be the second game of date 3 of the 2023 League 1 Apertura Tournament, however, the Arequipeño cast did not show up. The meeting would take place at the facilities of the Bernal Municipal Stadium starting at 1:00 p.m. in our country.
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The local tournament began full of uncertainty due to the conflict that exists between seven clubs, including ‘León del Sur’, and the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) over the dispute over television rights. In this way, those directed by Pablo Lavallén did not appear in what would be their debut in the Peruvian championship.
For its part, the ‘albo’ box had no problem in disputing the commitment, since it is part of the 11 teams that decided to give their support to the highest regular entity of Peruvian soccer. For this reason, the cast from Piura went out in search of the three points and with one objective in mind: to fight for the national title.
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It should be noted that the match in question had the same outcome as Cusco FC vs. Sport Huancayo, where the ‘Rojo Matador’ took the victory after the absence of the imperial team, which received the indication not to appear until it was modified. the irregular precautionary measure filed by the FPF.
Juan Luis Tumay, commissioner of the meeting, pointed out that, by regulation, they will make the 10-minute wait effective and then, they will draw up the minutes for Melgar’s non-presentation. Once this is done, the ‘walkover’ will officially take place and the score will end 3-0 in favor of Atlético Grau.
Juan Luis Tumay, delegate of the Peruvian Football Federation, and official of the Atlético Grau vs FBC Melgar match for League 1
At the time of the match, the local team footballers went out onto the field of play to be present together with the commissioner Juan Luis Tumay and the shortlist of referees headed by Edwin Ordóñez. The aforementioned people waited 10 minutes according to the established protocol.
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After respecting the agreed time, Tumay declared ‘Domino’ the loser by abandonment by a score of 3-0. It is important to mention that this scenario could be repeated in another five matches corresponding to the third date. Being more specific, in which Binational and Cienciano will star.
Melgar did not show up for the match against Atlético Grau at the start of League 1
On the other hand, it was learned that the Melgar squad did not travel to the city of Piura after being part of the seven teams that request that the precautionary measure be lifted.
Following the same line, the Arequipa squad had planned to train this morning and, in turn, play a friendly against Binacional, but this could not take place because they were prevented from entering the UNSA Monumental stadium.
“Unfortunately today we could not fulfill our soccer practice because they did not let us enter the UNSA stadium (prior authorization from the director of Idunsa). The management in recent months is incredible, ”said Edgar Villamarín, the club’s sports manager, on his personal Twitter account.
So far, only two games would be played due to the refusal of teams such as Alianza Lima, Sport Boys, Deportivo Municipal, Melgar, Cusco FC, Cienciano and Deportivo Binacional to participate in the third day of Liga 1 2023.
Saturday February 4
Universitario de Deportes vs Cantolao Academy (15:30 hours | Monumental stadium)
Monday February 6
Club UCV vs Alianza Atlético (3:30 p.m. | Mansiche stadium)
While, the suspended matches would be the following:
Friday February 3
Cusco FC vs Sport Huancayo
Saturday February 4
Atlético Grau vs FBC MelgarClub UTC vs CiencianoDeportivo Garcilaso vs Deportivo Binacional
Sunday February 5
Sporting Cristal vs Alianza Lima
Monday February 6
Sport Boys vs Unión Comercio
Tuesday February 7
Deportivo Municipal vs. Carlos A. Mannucci
* Rest: ADT.
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