Alianza draw to earn first Peru league title in 11 years

Alianza draw to earn first Peru league title in 11 years
By Reuters

14/08/2017 at 03:53Updated 14/08/2017 at 03:54

LIMA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Alianza Lima won the Peruvian league on Sunday for the first time in 11 years after a 0-0 draw with Comerciantes Unidos gave them the point they needed to clinch the title.

The result meant they finished three clear of second-placed Cultural Universidad Tecnica.

It was Alianza's fifth Apertura title in their 116-year history and guaranteed them a place in next year's Copa Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford; )

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