MIN 60: yellow card for Nelinho Quina (Cusco)
MIN 55: Substitution (University) Alex Valera enters to replace Luis Urruti.
MIN 54: Ugh! Piero Quispe (University) after eluding his mark, was one-on-one with Daniel Ferreyra (Cusco) who cleared the ball from the corner kick.
MIN 51: Luis Urruti (Universitario) took a free kick and the ball went wide.
MIN 49: The match is stopped so that Piero Quispe (University) receives medical attention.
MIN 46: The second half began.
ET: Change (University) Gerson Barreto enters to replace Jordan Guivin.
Universitario vs Cusco FC: match by League 1
MIN 45+3: the first half ended.
MIN 41: Phew! Christopher Olivares’ (Cusco) shot went near the right post of the Universitario goal.
MIN 40: Mauro da Luz (Cusco) entered the area and was in front of goalkeeper José Carvallo (Universitario) who came out to cut in a timely manner.
MIN 30: Phew! Goalkeeper José Carvallo (Universitario) saved the fall of his goal after a shot by Mauro da Luz (Cusco)
MIN 27: shot by Piero Quispe (Universitario) from outside the area, went high and wide.
MIN 20: yellow card for Rodrigo Ureña (Universitario) for a strong foul against Mauro da Luz (Cusco)
MIN 8: Ugh! Mauro da Luz (Cusco) started a counterattack in his own field and reached the Universitario goal, but his definition went to the hands of goalkeeper José Carvallo.
MIN 7: Ugh! Edison Flores (Universitario) defined inside the area and demanded goalkeeper Daniel Ferreyra (Cusco) who caught the ball.
MIN 2: Ugh! Luis Urruti (Universitario) was within striking distance of a goal in the small area, but was unable to connect with Edison Flores’ cross on the edge of the small area.
MIN 1: the first half began.
This is what the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium in Cusco looks like minutes before the start of the match.
Universitario vs Cusco FC: the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium
The teams take the field for the start of the Universitario vs Cusco FC clash.
Coach Jorge Fossati’s match analysis prior to the duel between Universitario and Cusco FC.
University Lineups vs Cusco FC
University students: Jose Carvalho, Aldo Corzo, Williams Riveros, Matthias Di Benedetto, Nelson Cabanillas, Martin Perez Guedes, Edison Flowers, Rodrigo Urena, Piero Quispe, Andy Polo and Luis Urruti.
Cusco FC: Daniel Ferreyra, Nelinho Quina, Joshua Estrada, Federico Alonso, Jonathan Bilbao, Alonso Yovera, Felipe Rodriguez, Miguel Aucca, Jordan Guivin, Christopher Olivares and Mauro da Luz.
Universitario vs Cusco FC: ‘cream’ lineup for the League 1 duel
Nothing is missing from the start of the game! The Universitario de Deportes delegation is already in the vicinity of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium to face Cusco FC. There are just over 40 minutes left until Diego Haro’s initial whistle.
Universitario squad arrived at the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium to face Cusco FC – Credit: Universitario
Cusco FC roster to face Universitario
Like Universitario, the host team presented its squad for the game this Saturday, October 21. Luis Flores chose 20 players from his squad for his last presentation at home.
Cusco FC vs Universitario: Luis Flores’ squad list for match for Torneo Clausura 2023 – Credit: Cusco FC
Universitario vs Cusco FC squad list
One day before the match against Cusco FC, Universitario de Deportes presented the list of those called up for its penultimate presentation in the regular stage of League 1 2024. Coach Jorge Fossati named 24 members of his squad.
Universitario vs Cusco FC: Jorge Fossati’s squad list – Credit: Universitario
University student published emotional video prior to the duel in Cusco
Through its official accounts on social networks, Universitario de Deportes published a motivational video for its players and fans just hours before their vital match against Cusco FC at the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium. The audiovisual material compiles images of his recent visits to the historic capital of Peru, with his remembered victory in Cerro de Pasco against Unión Minas and his title in 2013 in Huancayo versus Real Garcilaso.
Universitario vs Cusco FC: The ‘merengues’ play everything for everything TODAY, Saturday, October 21, when they visit the ‘imperials’ at the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium for date 18 of the 2023 Clausura Tournament. The clash in the one in which the ‘U’ will defend its leadership will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Peru.
How University arrives
After a string of three games without a win against ADT (0-2), Deportivo Garcilaso (1-1) and Atlético Grau (2-2), it seemed unlikely that Universitario would manage to place itself, two dates from the end of Clausura 2023, in first place and with the first chance to win it.
The victories over Municipal (1-0), Sport Boys (3-0), César Vallejo (1-0) and UTC (3-0), in addition to the 0-0 equality with Sporting Cristal, led them to add 35 points , equal with Melgar, but with one less game and a better goal difference. That is why the need to win is gigantic, because if they win both remaining matches they would be consecrated in the Clausura and would play a direct national final with their classic rival, Alianza Lima.
To achieve the feat, Jorge Fossati will be able to count on his entire squad, with the exception of Roberto Siucho who has a fever. The selected Aldo Corzo, Piero Quispe and Andy Polo are also fit after the confrontations with Chile and Argentina for the 2026 Qualifiers.
Although this 2023 the ‘students’ have not obtained great results outside of Lima, in the three times that they had to visit the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega this year, they have not known defeats. They beat Binacional 2-1, while they tied 0-0 with the ‘rico Garci’ and 1-1 with Cienciano.
How Cusco FC arrives
After a strange decision to dismiss the Uruguayan coach Pablo Peirano, the Cusco FC board decided to hire Luis Flores until the end of the season and to date he has already been leading the team in four games, in which the results have not completely accompanied him.
They started with a goalless draw against Atlético Grau at home and then moved to Lima to be defeated by Deportivo Municipal (2-0) who were then fighting not to be relegated. His best exposure came on matchday 16, when they beat Sporting Cristal 4-1 in their home stadium. However, their most recent presentation once again ended in defeat against another club that is fighting not to go down to League 2 like Sport Boys, this time 2-1 in Callao.
These results place Cusco FC in 12th place in the Clausura Tournament, while in the Accumulated Table they are seventh with 49 points, in the qualification zone for the Copa Sudamericana 2024. If they win they could seal their place in the Conmebol competition, since it would become impossible to be achieved by his main opponents César Vallejo and Cienciano.
A favorable addition for those led by ‘Puchito’ Flores is that they could close League 1 2023 without having lost at home on the field. Recording 12 wins, four draws and a loss by walk over against Sport Huancayo in the midst of the dispute over television rights.
Referee and VAR of Universitario vs Cusco FC
Amid complaints and threats of non-appearance from the hosts, the National Commission of Referees (Conar) appointed Diego Haro as central judge of the Universitario vs Cusco FC. The questioned referee will be accompanied by Michael Orué and Vidal Aguilar as assistants, while Kevin Maxdeo will complete the shortlist as fourth man. In the video refereeing (VAR) there will be Sebastián Lozano as manager, Jonny Bossio as assistant and Carmen Retuerto as advisor.
Universitario vs Cusco FC: Diego Haro will be the referee of the match for the 2023 Clausura Tournament – Credit: Conar
Possible alignments of Universitario and Cusco FC
University: Jose Carvalho; Aldo Corzo, Williams Riveros; Andy Polo, Jose Bolivar; Rodrigo Ureña, Martin Perez Guedes, Piero Quispe; Luis Urruti and Alex Valera.
Cusco FC: Daniel Ferreira; Joshua Estrada, Federico Alonso, Nelinho Quina, Alonso Yovera; Michael Aucca, Gerson Barreto, Jordan Guivin; Philip Rodriguez, Johnny Vidales and Christopher Olivares.
Canal TV de Universitario vs Cusco FC
Universitario vs Cusco FC this Saturday, October 21, will be broadcast on the channel owned by the Peruvian Football Federation and 1190 Sports, Liga 1 Max. This long-awaited commitment can be viewed on the operators authorized by the governing body of local football, including DirecTV, Best Cable and Claro TV. It will also be available on the Liga 1 Play streaming platform, which has a monthly subscription cost of S/ 59.90 soles. Another alternative is to inform yourself through the live coverage that Infobae Perú will carry out with all the details and best plays.
Latest results of Universitario vs Cusco FC
Since adopting the name Cusco FC, the ‘golden’ institution has not managed to beat Universitario de Deportes and has three consecutive defeats, all as visitors in Lima. The most recent was in the 2023 Apertura Tournament and the ‘creams’ won 1-0 with a score from their scorer Alex Valera. Under the name of Real Garcilaso, their last victory against the ‘U’ was in the 2018 Apertura Tournament, also 1-0 at the Monumental in Lima, with a goal from Pierre Orosco. In history, the closest game between the two in Cusco dates back to Clausura 2018 and Ate’s team won with a goal from Pablo Lavandeira.