Red Devils vs. John Paul II. The Peruvian Cup match has ended
On Sunday afternoon, at 5 p.m. Polish time, one of the quarter-final matches of the Peru Cup began. There would be nothing interesting about it for a Polish fan if it weren’t for the teams competing on the pitch. These are Diablos Rojos de Juliaca (i.e. Red Devils of Juliaca) and Juan Pablo II i.e.… John Paul II. The match is already over.
This is not a joke. Two quarter-final matches of the Peruvian Cup (Copa Peru) are scheduled for Sunday. One of them was the Diablos Rojos de Juliaca vs. Juan Pablo II College Chongoyape match.
According to the Flashscore website, in the 2nd minute of the match the “Pope” team took the lead. and 25 minutes later it was 0-2. In turn, the “Red Devils” play with ten players from the 17th minute. Juan Pablo II’s rivals only managed to reduce their losses and ultimately the match ended with the score 1:2.
Except the name Pope John Paul II in Spanish (i.e. Juan Pablo II), this band also has in its logo… a portrait of the Polish Pope.
Moreover, the authorities of this complex are very attached to the figure of Saint. John Paul II, in a social media post from Saturday, emphasized that they entrust themselves to their patron.
“We are on the eve of the most important event and we entrust ourselves to our patron, John Paul II, and his faith and blessings for this match,” the club writes on Facebook.
This team is a representation of the John Paul II Cultural and Sports Association from the Chongoyape district in the Chiclayo province in northwestern Peru.
In the 1/8 finals they managed to defeat the Union Tarapoto team.
Contrary to its name, Copa Peru is not a national cup as we know it in Europe, i.e. a competition for all teams (Polish Cup referred to as the “Cup of a Thousand Teams”), and a tournament of regional leagues, in which the prize is promotion to the national Liga 2.
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