After defeating Unión Española in penalties, Universidad de Chile sets up a monumental match-up against Universidad Católica.
Wednesday night’s Copa Chile semi-final match between Universidad de Chile and Unión Española was so close it needed extra time to decide a winner, with “La U” coming out on top after a nail-biting penalty shootout.
Huachipato seeks to salvage some pride for Chile in the Copa Libertadores.
Huachipato, now Chile’s sole remaining representative in the Copa Libertadores, looks ahead to a pivotal match against Brazilian side Gremio, in an encounter that will determine whether it progresses to the next stage.
‘Los Hispanos’ thrash Universidad Católica and move ahead in their charge for the championship.
Unión Española 3-1 Universidad Católica
In the most exciting match of the tenth round of the Torneo Transición, Unión Española showed a composed performance to outclass Universidad Católica at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo. After replacing Francisco Castro at halftime, Gustavo Canales starred for the visitors, scoring one goal, providing an assist and blasting another shot against the post.
For better or worse, Chilean exports have been influencing the latter stages of Europe’s premier club competition.
Chile’s international side currently finds itself in a state of transition, as new coach Jorge Sampaoli tries desperately to channel the spirit of his mentor Marcelo Bielsa and recreate the frenetic, tactically innovative machine that thrilled fans across the world during the 2010 World Cup. Individually however, Chilean players (and one manager) are proving that they belong at the dizzying heights of top tier European football and they could be the catalysts for their teams’ potential success in this years Champions League.
Universidad de Chile short of answers in attack again and go down 1-0 to Olimpia.
Universidad de Chile are left needing a miracle to escape the group stage of the 2013 Copa Libertadores after another toothless display in front of goal. The loss is just the latest of the competition in which Chile’s representatives have largely disappointed.
Yet another defeat makes qualification mathematically impossible for the Chilean side.
Deportes Iquique’s fans were left disappointed yet again as their team succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Argentine side Vélez Sársfield. This is their fourth defeat of the Copa Libertadores group phase and makes it impossible for the team from the north of Chile to progress to the next round.
With just two fixtures remaining, none of Chile’s Copa Libertadores representatives currently occupy a qualification spot.
Iquique vs. Vélez Sársfield (Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.)
Iquique look to maintain its hopes of Libertadores survival, which represents their only chance of success this season after a dismal campaign in the Torneo Transición, with a challenging home fixture against Argentine giants Vélez.