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

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

Martin Cotteruccio led Sporting Cristal with two goals and Union Comercio suffered a crushing 5-1 defeat at the Alberto Gallardo Stadium on Saturday.

The team, led by Anderson Moreira, also won with goals from Santiago Gonzalez, Ignacio and Justin Alarcón, while Teodoro Paredes scored for the visitors.

Gonzalez put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute with a direct shot. The midfielder shot a low shot into the right corner after combining with defender Nicholas Pasquini. One minute later, Paredes equalized the score.

Ignacio’s header from a corner kick put Cristal ahead again after 13 minutes, with Gonzalez providing one of his three assists. Seven minutes later, João Grimaldo assisted Alarcón so he could put his team ahead, hitting the net off the post.

Five minutes later, Cutiruccio increased the pressure on the visitors. The striker finished a play in which Gonzalez went through the goal frame to score his first two goals, and the goalkeeper was able to touch the ball, but he was unable to prevent it from entering. Sporting Cristal’s last goal came in extra time from Cutruccio, who scored with a header after an assist from Gonzalez.

With this victory, Crystal achieved three consecutive victories over Union Comercio.

Did you know?

With seven shots on target, Crystal achieved their best result of the season.

The local team expanded its scoring streak in the first division to 16 matches. They didn’t stay at zero all season.



Sporting Cristal leads the standings with 37 points, one point ahead of Universitario in 16 matches. Sporting Cristal achieved four consecutive victories in the league at home.

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

About the results of the goals:

Cotteruccio scored 16 goals in 11 league matches in 2024, the best record in the competition this season. With Gonzalez’s goal, he has two consecutive goals in the league. Paredes scored his first goal in the first division in his sixteenth appearance in the competition. Alarcón made his first appearance on his league goalscoring tally in his twelfth match. With his seven assists, Gonzalez is the player with the most assists this season in the competition.

Injury report:

No player was removed due to injury.

Impact of VAR technology:

No play was canceled as a result of VAR.