The delegation of Sporting Cristal traveled to Uruguay with great enthusiasm, but without many goals in the suitcases before the losses of Marcos Riquelme and Alejandro Hohberg.
The Argentine forward could not recover from a muscle injury and will continue to be an absence in a Cristal that needed his hierarchy to turn the series around.
The Peruvian winger, for his part, suffered a knee sprain in the match against César Vallejo and it will be, without a doubt, the most notable Rimean absence against Peñarol.
And it is that Hohberg is Cristal’s scorer in 2021 with 11 goals and in the South American itself with 2 annotations.
Without Riquelme and Hohberg, in Sporting Cristal many players will have to take a step forward looking to go back 1-3 in the first leg to qualify for the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana.
It should be noted that Cristal and Peñarol They will face each other this Wednesday from 5:15 pm in the Champion of the Century.