Universidad Católica kicked off the new season in style with a comfortable 2-0 win over newly promoted Iquique at the Tierra de Campeones. As a bonus fierce rivals Universidad de Chile and Colo Colo both kicked off their campaigns with draws against La Serena and Cobresal respectively. It wasn’t all bad news for newly promoted teams with Unión La Calera sharing the points with Santiago Morning and Unión San Felipe defeating O’Higgins. The rest of the results along with the scorers are below for your reading pleasure.
Primera A Campeonato de Apertura 2011, first round
Iquique 0-2 U. Católica(F.Meneses (UC) 37′, J.L Villanueva (UC) 93′)
A. Italiano 1-3 Palestino (J.C. Laffatigue (PA) 31’, M. Campos (AI) 41′, J. Fernández (PA) 86′ and 93‘)
Huachipato 0-0 U. Concepción
La Serena 1-1 U. Chile (E.Puch (UdC) 12′, D. Guidi (LS) 84′)
S. Morning 1-1 U. La Calera (E. Abdala (SM)(og) 1′, E. Cantero (SM) 76’)
U. San Felipe 3-1 O’Higgins (Y. Opazo (OH) 24’, F. Salinas (SF) 25’, S. Núñez (SF) 46’, G. Espinoza (SF) 67’)
Ñublense 2-0 Wanderers (N. Núñez (NU) 89, L.Concistre (NU) 91’)
Colo Colo 2-2 Cobresal (R. Jara (CO)(og) 45′, V. Osorio (CO) 47′, H. Pericás (CO) 51′, E. Paredes (CC) 86‘)
U. Española 0-2 Cobreloa (F. Méndez (CA) 6’, J.P. Pineda (CA) 52’)
All the goals plus extended highlights of the Colo Colo vs Cobersal match.