Sporting Cristal vs Unión Comercio: result for May 18, goals, summary and next date

Sporting Cristal vs Unión Comercio: result for May 18, goals, summary and next date
Sporting Cristal vs Unión Comercio: result for May 18, goals, summary and next date

Martín Cauteruccio inspired Sporting Cristal with two goals and Unión Comercio was thrashed 5-1 at the Alberto Gallardo stadium on Saturday.

Those led by Enderson Moreira also won with goals from Santiago González, Ignácio and Jostin Alarcón, while Teodoro Paredes scored for the visitors.

González put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute with a volley. The midfielder shot low into the right corner after combining with defender Nicolás Pasquini. A minute later, Paredes equalized the contest.

Ignácio, with a header from a corner, put Cristal ahead again 13 minutes later, and González provided one of his three assists. Seven minutes later, Joao Grimaldo assisted Alarcón so that he could put his team ahead, finding the net in the frame of the post.

Five minutes later, Cauteruccio increased the pressure on the visitors. The striker finished off a play in which González participated through the frame of the goal to score the first of his two goals. The goalkeeper managed to touch the ball but could not prevent it from entering. Sporting Cristal’s last goal came in added time through Cauteruccio, who scored with a header after an assist from González.

With this victory, Cristal has three consecutive victories against Unión Comercio.

DID YOU KNOW?

With seven shots on goal, Cristal tied his best mark of the season.

The local team extended its scoring streak in the First Division to 16 games. They haven’t stayed at zero all season.

Highlights

CONSEQUENCES:

Sporting Cristal is at the top of the table with 37 points, one point more than Universitario in 16 games. Sporting Cristal won four consecutive victories in the league playing at home.

Unión Comercio, which has gone nine games (0 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses) without winning away from home, remains last with eight points.

ON THE GOAL SCORES:

Cauteruccio has 16 goals in 11 First Division games in 2024, the best record in the competition this season. With González’s goal, he has two consecutive goals in the League. Paredes scored his first goal in the First Division in his 16th appearance in the competition. Alarcón debuted his scoring tally in the League in his twelfth game. With his seven assists, González is the player who has provided the most goal assists this season in the competition.

INJURY REPORT:

No players were removed due to injury.

INFLUENCE OF THE VAR:

No play was disallowed as a result of VAR.

 
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