Early goal by Edison Flores for 1-0 in Universitario vs Alianza Lima in the final of League 1 2023

Edison Flores scored 1-0 University ante Lima Alliance for the final return of Liga 1 2023. In his first attack, the popular ‘Ears’ he took advantage of a service from his friend Andy Polo to surprise the ‘blue and white’ and silence the Alejandro Villanueva stadium. The key leaned in favor of the visit.

The ‘U’ took center stage from referee Edwin Ordoñez’s initial whistle. The front Alex Valera a ball fell to the steering wheel Martin Perez Guedeswho filtered a pass behind the defenders’ backs ‘intimate’. The right lane ‘crema’ He took advantage of the carelessness, darted into space and began his run towards the rival area.

Polo, once he stepped on the ‘big box’, feinted inside, making the ‘stopper’ pass by Pablo Miguez and he took a cross with his least able leg, the left. Flores, unmarked, connected with a header and beat the goalkeeper Angelo Camposwho remained standing at the first post.

Total celebration on the Universitario bench. The 29-year-old footballer rushed out, got together with his teammates and celebrated with a unique dance. While the members and fans of Alianza Lima could not help but be astonished by the early riser of both of their ‘buddy‘ after 2 minutes.

Edison Flores not only added his third goal against the ‘people’s team’, but also recorded the second fastest in a definition for the Peruvian championship. Only behind César Ortiz’s score with Real Garcilaso, now known as Cusco FC, in 2013. According to MisterChip data.

Edison Flores scored his seventh goal in his return with Universitario - Credits: Liga de Fútbol Profesional.
Edison Flores scored his seventh goal in his return with Universitario – Credits: Liga de Fútbol Profesional.

The left-hander almost scored his second goal in the final return for League 1 2023. Minutes later, exactly at 7′, he entered the area and was one-on-one with goalkeeper Ángelo Campos; However, he was not successful. He finished hard down low and ‘Mono’ He blocked it with his legs.

Flores was close to celebrating his seventh ‘paper’. Previously he celebrated against Corinthians in the South American Cup and before Carlos A. Mannucci, Deportivo Municipal, Technical University of Cajamarca, Sport Boys and Sport Huancayo. Likewise, throughout the season, he contributed with an assist against Academia Cantolao.

Alianza Lima faced Universitario for the second leg of the 2023 League 1 final.

The last time Edison Flores scored in a Universitario vs Alianza Lima was on November 15, 2015, that is, almost eight years later. On that occasion, the forward scored the final tie (1-1) at the National Stadium in Lima after the goal from ‘nine’ Colombian Carlos Preciado for the Clausura Tournament.

Universitario and Alianza Lima tied 1-1 in the first leg, played at the Monumental de Ate stadium. As in this commitment, the ‘You meringues’ They started winning with a goal from Alex Valera from twelve steps after a handball Hernan Barcos. But; Gabriel Costawith a lethal counterattack, put parity in the epilogue of the first confrontation.

Now, with the result in favor of those led by Jorge Fossati, there would be a new national football champion. In case, Mauricio Larriera and company equalize the match in the regulation 90 minutes, they will not go to extra time, but everything will be decided directly in the penalty shootout.

The winner will not only lift the League 1 trophy and add a new star to their history. A juicy prize will also be awarded, disbursed by the Conmebol. It’s about a million dollars. This is without counting the money that the organization of the contest could give you. There are many things at stake.

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