Sporting Cristal faces its most important game at the international level in the last 24 years with a clear conviction: to beat Peñarol to turn 1-3 in the first leg that makes qualifying for the semifinals of the South American Cup very difficult.
Without Alejandro Hohberg due to injury, Roberto Mosquera will appeal to Joao Grimaldo, the young winger who has known how to be an important trigger for his coach throughout the season.
Grimaldo may not be the only novelty in the Rimense eleven: Cristal’s DT analyzes the possibility of sending Jesús Castillo to the field to the detriment of Martín Távara, who was greatly outmatched in the first leg.
Thus, the eleven of Cristal against Peñarol would be the following: Duarte; Lora, Chávez, Merlo, Loyola; Calcaterra, Távara (Castillo), Gonzáles; Ávila, Liza, Grimaldo.
It should be noted that the Peruvian soccer champion needs to win this Wednesday (5:15 pm) by difference of 3 goals to Manya to qualify for the semifinals of the South American. A 3-1 would mean a definition for the penalty shootout.