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Binacional, Alianza Lima set up dramatic Peruvian league title finish

Some three weeks ago the Peruvian capital of Lima played host to a dramatic comeback in the final of South America's Copa Libertadores, when Flamengo of Brazil turned defeat into triumph with two goals in a crazy late three minutes against River Plate of Argentina.

This Sunday Lima is about to make football history once more. The city stages the second leg of the final of the Peruvian Championship. Either there is another remarkable comeback, and Alianza Lima, one of the country's traditional...


Copa Peru winning Pirates want to put Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow on shirts

Actor Johnny Depp performs his role of Captain Jack Sparrow at Walt Disney Studios.
The newly minted Copa Peru champions want to use an image of Johnny Depp for their Pirates moniker.

Peruvian side Molinos El Pirata say they have reached out to Disney to request permission to use an image of Jack Sparrow on their shirts.

Molinos won the Copa Peru 2018 and promotion to the top flight using the image of Johnny Depp as the famous Pirates of the Caribbean character on their shirts. Fearing copyright infringement issues, they retired the shirt. However,...

Peruvian top-flight match finishes in draw after being suspended due to violence

A Peruvian football match that was suspended on Sunday because of fighting between fans and gunshots resumed on Monday and ended in a draw.

The match between Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal was finished behind closed doors with the hosts scoring to level at 2-2.

Sporting Cristal was leading 2-1 Sunday when the match was suspended on Sunday with 25 minutes to play. Four people were wounded by gunshots outside the stadium during the match.

Peruvian interior minister Mauro Medina said the incident...

Football fans clash with church members over stadium land dispute in Peru

Alianza Lima fans clashed with members of 'El Aposento Alto' outside the Alejandro Villanueva stadium.
Alianza Lima fans clashed with members of El Aposento Alto outside the Alejandro Villanueva stadium.

At least one person was wounded and several were arrested after football fans clashed with members of an evangelical church in a dispute over who owns a sprawling plaza in front of the main entry to a stadium in Peru.

The club, Alianza Lima, and the religious group El Aposento Alto both claim to own a swath of land next to the Alejandro Villanueva stadium in Lima, where the club has set up installations used for storage and parking.

Early on Monday, hundreds of members of the religious group El...


Report: Ronaldinho to play June matches for Peruvian side

Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho is set to play two exhibition games for Peru second-tier side Cienciano in June, according to the club's administrator.

The 36-year-old former Barcelona and AC Milan star has been without a contract since he played nine matches for Fluminense between July and September of 2015 after leaving Liga MX side Queretaro.

He was reported to be near a new deal with the Brazilian side, but his brother and agent, Roberto Assis, last week said the former two-time...