Partido robado

Unfortunately, when you sit down to watch Peruvian soccer chances are you’re not going to have a very good day – and that’s coming from a Belgian, we haven’t had a good team since Jean-Marie Pfaff in 1986. But last night, things got really ugly when riot police got out onto the field during the Copa Libertadores match between Alianza Lima and U de Chile:

SOCCER, U. DE CHILE VS. ALIANZA LIMA

SOCCER, U. DE CHILE VS. ALIANZA LIMA

Original photo here.

El Comercio has the video, but I can’t seem to embed it here.

Bottom line futbol-wise, the play should have been whistled dead when the line judge flagged offside. But drama sells, and sadly the media and powers that be in these parts seem to love nothing better than a good Peru-Chile controversy.

Go Buckeyes!!!

Mommy took some classes at Ohio State, so you know who baby’s rooting for on gameday…

Brianna Nayaraq in her Ohio State outfit

Brianna Nayaraq in her Ohio State outfit

Mom and baby

Mom and baby

Que vida

Que vida

American Football doesn’t exist in Peru, the only major sport is soccer, or fútbol. Our local team in Cusco, Cenciano, is pretty good, but I haven’t found any “Cenciano” baby outfits… maybe there’s a business opportunity here 😉