Club Cienciano – Sorare Preview – Diamonds in the Rough?

Club Cienciano – Sorare Preview – Diamonds in the Rough?

Sorare has announced the second Peruvian Club to join the platform last week, Club Cienciano. They join Universitario de Deportes who were the first Peruvian club to be added. In this article we will delve into their squad to try and find some hidden gems to add to your Sorare gallery. 

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Club Cienciano – Sorare Preview

Club Cienciano currently sit top of the Liga 1 with a record of 6-3-1; they are one the stronger teams scoring 23 goals in their opening 10 matches of the 2022 season. They have been one of the top teams in Peru since the 2000’s; winning 3 domestic trophies and 2 continental. Also winning Copa Sudamericana (Europa League equivalent) and the Recopa Sudamericana (European Super Cup equivalent). 
As Univeristario card holders know, getting information out of Peru is difficult; but we have delved deep into the stats using Wyscout and Opta to help find value for you all.

Miguel Vargas – GK – Club Cienciano – Sorare Preview

Miguel Vargas is the starting GK for Cienciano, he’s recently signed for them from Union La Calera in Chile. He was a backup there and has now transferred to Cienciano to get minutes as a first team GK. He’s kept 4 clean sheets in 10 matches, saving 2/3 penalties that he’s faced and also getting an assist! He’s currently averaging 2.5 saves per match and 0.2 successful sweeper keeper actions. 

Adrian Ugarriza – FWD – Club Cienciano – Sorare Preview

Club captain and starting striker Adrian Ugarriza, he’s currently their starting number 9, although he can also play wide too. He currently has 4 goals and 1 assist in 10 matches so far this season and managed 3 goals and 5 assists in 21 matches last season. 

Kevin Sandoval – MID – Club Cienciano – Sorare Preview

Kevin Sandoval has been Ciencino’s best player by a long way this season so far he has 3 goals and 6 assists in 10 matches. The wide forward averages 2.9 key passes per match and has created 6 big chances, the fact he’s on set pieces helps significantly. He has already surpassed last seasons numbers where he scored 4 and assisted 4 in 22 matches, he’s one to keep an eye on, can he sustain his purple patch? 

Fernando Guerrero – MID

 Fernando Guerrero is another wide midfielder, he was recently signed from Independiente de Valle in Ecuador. He’s settled at Cienciano very quickly notching 4 goals and 1 assist in 7 starts (9 matches). His SO5 scoring is verty reliant on a decisive action, he averages 0.8 key passes per match, 12.9 passes and 3.7 duels won. 

Danilo Carando – FWD (Wildcard)

Danilo Carando is a wildcard pick I wanted to throw in there, the veteran forward signed for Cienciano in pre season and has scored 5 goals in 9 sub appearances. The 33 year old has an impressive scoring record of a goal every 39 minutes, admittedly it’s a small sample size but the numbers do not lie. It may took a lot for him replace club captain Ugarriza in the starting lineup but even off the bench he has SO5 value. 

Honourable Mentions 

Paulo Fuentes is the pick of the centre backs and boasts a good scoring record so far this season with 2 goals in 10 matches and a better amount of duels won per match. Ayrthon Quintana is the U23 pick within the squad; the attacking full back just turned 21 and has returned 1 goal and 1 assist so far this season, he also has an impressive 2.9 duels won per match too. Josue Estrada is the other full back who has contributed 3 assists so far. But he has a relatively low amount of duels won and interceptions per match. Cienciano play 3 centre midfielders, all of which struggle with SO5 scoring, Angel Romero has an L15 of 40, Carlos Beltran 49 and Mathias Carpio 41. 

Thanks for taking the team to read check out our other article on South American U23 Goalkeepers here.