BUENOS AIRES, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Peru winger Reimond Manco
was the butt of abuse from Sport Boys fans at the weekend for
his alleged indiscipline while on international duty last month.
Manco was insulted and had objects thrown at him by Sport
Boys fans as he walked to the bench for his team Juan Aurich's
away match in the Lima port district of Callao.
He, Schalke 04 striker Jefferson Farfan and defender John
Galliquio made an unauthorised sortie to a casino in Panama City
after Peru had lost a friendly 1-0 to the Central American
country in mid-October.
Peruvian fans appear to have had enough of the often wayward
behaviour of players in the national team that finished bottom
of the South American qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup.
In an effort to qualify for their first finals since 1982,
Peru appointed experienced Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarian for
the World Cup cycle to Brazil 2014.
Markarian has said he will never pick Farfan, who has a
history of indiscipline, again although the Peruvian Football
Federation has so far not sanctioned the striker, one of Peru's
most gifted players, or Manco and Galliquio.
Juan Ramon Carrasco's Nacional came from a goal down at
half-time to crush his former team River Plate 6-1 in the
River, playing the passing game instilled in them by
Carrasco between 2007 and earlier this year, were dominant in
the first half and changed ends 1-0 up.
Nacional hit them for six in the second half with long
balls, high balls, errors by the River goalkeeper and fine
finishing from Santiago "Morro" Garcia, whose two goals took his
tally to six in three matches.
But hard-to-please Carrasco told reporters: "I'm going away
Perhaps he felt sad to humiliate players he got close in his
three years at River or at the fact that his second-half tactics
were not entirely in keeping with the passing game he preaches.
The number of sides that have qualified for the eight-team
final phase of the Clausura championship with two games to spare
rose to five.
Atletico Huila, who crushed Boyaca Chico 4-0, have joined
Deportes Tolima, Independiente Santa Fe, Once Caldas and
Defending champions Colo Colo, down to 10 men for 38 minutes
after the dismissal of midfielder Rodrigo Melendez, had their
lead cut to five points in a 0-0 draw against Huachipato.
Universidad de Chile, beaten 2-0 at Universidad de
Concepcion and now in third seven points off the pace with five
matches to go, must win next weekend's top Chilean "clasico"
against Colo Colo to maintain their slim title hopes.
Cerro Porteno's 1-1 draw with 10-man Olimpia in the big
Asuncion derby left them four points adrift in second place
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