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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...

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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...

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Racist chants cause Panama forward Luis Tejada to abandon game in Peru

Luis Tejada walked off the field in Sunday's game between Juan Aurich and Cienciano.

Panama forward Luis Tejada walked off the field in a match between Peruvian clubs Juan Aurich and Cienciano after suffering racist abuse from fans on Sunday.

Tejada, who plays for Juan Aurich, angrily kicked the ball into the stands in the 70th minute and walked off in response to racist chants directed at him from the Cienciano supporters.

Tejada was issued a yellow card by referee Ivan Chang for booting the ball away and told Peruvian outlet Depor.pe after the game: "I am sorry about...

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Peruvian player struck by lightning during Copa Peru match, reports

A player in Peru was hospitalised on Wednesday night after being struck by lightning during the return leg of a Copa Peru match between Sport Aguila and Union Fuerza Minera, according to local media and rival club Union Fuerza Minera.

Joao Contreras, 21, suffered burns to his leg and a referee and another man were also injured, Union Fuerza Minera reported via their official Twitter account, adding that "all affected are out of danger, the boys are fine but had a terrible scare."