The Alianza Lima first team arrived in Colombia to face Atlético Nacional de Medellín in the ‘Purslane Night 2023’and will do so with two luxury guests: César Cueto and Guillermo La Rosa, idols from the Blue and Whites and from the Colombian club itself, who will receive a well-deserved tribute during their time in the ranks of ‘Verde de la Montaña’.
Cueto and La Rosa, who served together at Atlético Nacional in the late 1970s and early 1980s, will travel together with the two-time Peruvian soccer champions, who will hold their second preparation game this Saturday before the start of League 1 2023.
Prior to the trip, the two stars, who won the Colombian national title with Atlético Nacional in 1981, met at the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium and proudly recalled the years they lived in both Alianza Lima and Atlético Nacional.
The word of Cueto and La Rosa
“We have a lot of affection for Atlético Nacional, for its fans and for the people of Colombia. Returning to Medellín is an opportunity to meet many friends and relive great moments from our time as soccer players. We are sure that Alianza Lima and Nacional will put on a nice show”, said the ‘Poeta de la Zurda’.
“I feel very happy for the tribute that they will give us in the framework of the Purslane Night and for accompanying my dear Alianza Lima in this important international match. Both César and I arrived at Club Atlético Nacional with a lot of professionalism and a hunger for glory. Thank God we lived great moments and left a good memory”, said the ‘Tanque’.
How much will Alianza Lima earn in the Libertadores?
The conmebol defined the prizes that it will give to the clubs that participate in the new edition of the Copa Libertadores. Peru It has four representatives: the champion Alianza Lima and the runner-up Melgar. Also Sporting Cristal and Sport Huancayo are classified to the second and first phase of the contest.
The highest entity of South American football affirmed that 207,800,000 USD in prizes will be distributed this 2023, this figure is 32,000,000 more than in 2022, an increase of 21%.
In addition, Lima Alliance Y Melgar They will receive USD 3 million for gaining access to the group stage of the Libertadores. They will also have the incentive to earn 300 thousand for each victory achieved in this instance.
For its part, the club that achieves first place in the Copa Libertadores will earn 18 million, 2 million more than in 2022. Flamengo is the current champion of the championship.
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