La Roja and Los Incaicos only have one unit and need to add to qualify for the Qatar World Cup. From 8pm on Public TV
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Chile welcomes Peru in a new edition of the Pacific Classic
The third day of the South American Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup will continue today with three commitments. One of the most interesting will take place at the National Stadium in Santiago, the stage that will host a new edition of the Pacific Classic between Chile and Peru. From 8pm on Public TV. The referee will be the Uruguayan Esteban Ostojich.
The two teams did not start in the best way and they need a victory to settle in the position table and enter the positions that grant a ticket to the maximum appointment of this sport. La Roja lost to Uruguay in Montevideo and then drew against Colombia at home, while the Incaicos drew against Paraguay in Asunción and then fell at home to Brazil.
Due to the coronavirus and some injuries, coach Reinaldo Rueda had to appeal to young players, although he accompanied them with references such as Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Medel and Claudio Bravo. However, for this game he will not be able to count on defender Gary Medel and midfielder Charles Aránguiz.
It is worth noting that Fiorentina midfielder Erick Pulgar had to make a two-day journey to get to Santiago from Europe on Wednesday at midnight. His club denounced the player for breaking the quarantine carried out by the campus for alleged infections and would be sanctioned.
Those led by Ricardo Gareca have an extra incentive to make history, since they never won an official match against Chile in Santiago (they lost 7 and tied 2). However, the last two times they met were a victory for the Argentine technical director: 3-0 in a friendly in Miami in October 2018 and another victory by the same score in one of the Copa América semifinals- 2019.
“It is always a good time to win in Santiago, we only think about winning,” said the coach, who for this commitment decided to summon Italian-Peruvian striker Gianluca Lapadula, Benevento footballer in Serie A.
Between official and friendly matches, both selected teams met 81 times: Chile leads in history with 44, while Peru won 23 times.
By Date 4, Chile will visit Venezuela on Tuesday, while Peru will host Argentina.
Chile: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Paulo Díaz, Guillermo Maripán, Sebastián Vegas; Claudio Baeza, Erick Pulgar, Arturo Vidal; César Pinares, Felipe Mora and Alexis Sánchez. DT: Reinaldo Rueda.
Peru: Pedro Gallese; Luis Advíncula, Miguel Araujo, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotún, Renato Tapia, André Carrillo, Christian Cueva; and Raúl Ruidíaz. DT: Ricardo Gareca.
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
Television: Public TV