10/01/2021 at 4:01 AM CEST
. / Santiago de Chile
Colo Colo, current leader of Chilean soccer, fell this Thursday on the twenty-third date of the tournament against Ñublense by 0-1 and although he is still in the lead with 43 points, the Union La Calera escorts him with two less. Despite dominating the game during the 90 minutes, with 70% possession and more than eight shots on goal, the Cacique’s efforts were not enough to equalize against Ñublense, who opened the scoring in the 36th minute. Thus, the Albo team closed the day with 43 points in 22 games played, while Chillán’s team was in ninth position with 29.
Union La Calera, for its part, won 1-3 against Deportes Antofagasta confirming a three-game winning streak and putting pressure on the current championship leader without missing a beat. Forward Sebastián ‘Sacha’ Saéz dressed as a hero for the Valparaíso region as a whole and scored two goals against the Pumas, followed by a goal from midfielder Esteban Valencia. With this result, La Calera closed the day with 41 points. Antofagasta, meanwhile, has four dates without winning and is tenth with 28.
Another that puts pressure on Colo Colo is Catholic University, which is third with 38 points and beat Deportes Melipilla 4-0 at the San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium. The game was closed for almost the entire first half, with a visiting team that was well planted on the field and adjusted the attacking spaces of the crossed box; However, after the first goal at minute 40, the story was different. Católica has been gaining ground for several days after the departure of Uruguayan coach Gustavo Poyet, with whom he marked a decline in his performance. Melipilla, is sixteenth with 21 points and has more than five games without winning.
Santiago Wanderers, bottom with 14 points, boosted morale after getting his fourth win so far in the championship no less than against University of Chile by 2-1 in Valparaíso. The Caturro team dealt a hard blow to the university students, who had fallen in the classic against Colo Colo by 1-3. The U of Chile was sixth with 33 points, still with options to get into the fight for the lead.