Universitario Breaks Record With 26th Title Win in Peruvian Classic
The championship celebrations for newly-crowned Peruvian champions Universitario were briefly interrupted after claiming a historic 26th title at the home of their bitter rivals, Alianza Lima. Universitario clinched the two-legged play-off against Alianza with an impressive 2-0 away win, ultimately prevailing 3-1 on aggregate. Edison Flores and Horacio Calcaterra sealed the stunning victory for Universitario.
Amid Universitario’s celebrations, the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium in Lima mysteriously plunged into darkness as the final whistle blew, an unexpected and hilariously petty response from the home side. However, the victorious players continued their revelry, using mobile phone torches and camera flashes to illuminate their festivities.
This dramatic turn of events was met with surprise and intrigue among football fans, including speculation on how rival clubs in other leagues might respond. The heated encounter also saw some violent scenes between fans after the match, raising safety concerns.
Nonetheless, the victory solidified Universitario’s position as the most successful Peruvian team, with 26 titles to their name, surpassing Alianza’s 25. Meanwhile, the classic match added another chapter to the intense rivalry, dating back to 1928, between the two most successful sides in Peru.
The reaction to the unexpected turn of events in the Peruvian Clasico underscores the unpredictability and excitement of football. For more unique insights and perspectives on Premier League soccer, check out the It’s All Kicking Off podcast from Mail Sport, available on MailOnline, Mail+, YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify.
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