Bernardo Cuesta Returns as FBC Melgar Aims for Top Spot in Liga 1 Torneo Apertura

FBC Melgar captain Bernardo Cuesta returns as the team aims to climb to the top of the Liga 1 Torneo Apertura standings against 9th-placed Atlético Grau. The outcome could have significant implications for the league's top spots.

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Bernardo Cuesta Returns as FBC Melgar Aims for Top Spot in Liga 1 Torneo Apertura

Bernardo Cuesta Returns as FBC Melgar Aims for Top Spot in Liga 1 Torneo Apertura

FBC Melgar captain Bernardo Cuesta is set to make his return in the team's match against Atlético Grau in round 12 of the Liga 1 Torneo Apertura on Saturday. Cuesta, along with teammate Leonel Gonzáles, missed the previous match due to suspension but will be available as Melgar looks to climb to the top of the league standings.

Currently in 4th place with 20 points from 6 wins, 2 draws, and 3 losses, Melgar aims to continue their winning streak at the Municipal de Bernal stadium in Piura. Under the leadership of manager Marco Valencia, the team has their sights set on securing all three points to move up the table.

Their opponents, Atlético Grau, sit in 9th place with 14 points, having won 3 matches, drawn 5, and lost 3. The team will be desperate to bounce back after a recent 0-2 defeat against Alianza Lima and will undoubtedly put up a strong fight on their home turf.

Why this matters: The outcome of this match could have significant implications for the top spots in the Liga 1 Torneo Apertura standings. A win for FBC Melgar would propel them closer to the coveted top position, while a victory for Atlético Grau could shake up the middle of the table.

In their last encounter, FBC Melgar emerged victorious with a commanding 3-0 win over Atlético Grau. However, with both teams eager to secure points and improve their league positions, fans can expect an intense and closely contested match at the Estadio Miguel Grau on Saturday.

Key Takeaways

  • FBC Melgar captain Bernardo Cuesta returns from suspension for match vs Atlético Grau.
  • Melgar in 4th place, aims to climb league table with win over 9th-placed Atlético Grau.
  • Atlético Grau desperate to bounce back after recent 0-2 defeat against Alianza Lima.
  • Match outcome could significantly impact Liga 1 Torneo Apertura standings.
  • In their last encounter, Melgar won 3-0 over Atlético Grau, but both teams eager for points.