The second round of the Apertura concluded on Sunday night with the feel good story of the year so far (big call I know) with Unión La Calera winning for the first time in the Primera A for twenty-five years after defeating Unión San Felipe 1-0 at the Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán. Coincidentally there last win was also against San Felipe.
In other matches Universidad Catolica maintained its winning start to the season with a 3-1 win over Audax Italiano in a spiteful match that saw three players receiving straight red cards, two of them from Los Tanos. Cobresal’s Hector Pericás scored the first hat-trick of the season as El Cuadro Minero ran out 3-2 winners over Huachipato with four of the five goals being scored in the first half. The round also saw La “U” pick up their first win of the season with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Ñublense whilst arch rivals Colo Colo are still winless after going down 2-1 to Wanderers in Valparaíso.
Primera A Campeonato de Apertura 2011, second round
U.Católica 3-1 A.Italiano (L. Pratto (UC) 7′, F. Sánchez (AI) 45′, F. Gutiérrez (UC) 74′, P. Calandria (UC) 79′)
Cobresal 3-2 Huachipato (H. Pericás (CO) 14’, 27′ & 46′, P. Frangipane (HU) 18’, M. Villalobos (HU) 33’)
Wanders 2-1 Colo Colo (J. Barrales (SW) 20′, S. Ubilla (SW) 43′, D. Gazale (CC) 62′)
U. Concepcion 0-0 La Serena
U. Chile 3-1 Ñublense (G. Canales (UdC) 15′, G. Vargas (UdC) 30′, E. Puch (UdC) 68′, R. Rivera (NU) 88′)
Cobreloa 0-0 Iquique
S. Morning 2-4 O’Higgins (P. González (OH) 18’, J.G. Lorca (OH) 19’ & 85′, G. Ludueña (OH) 79’, E. Cantero (SM) 83’, F. Manríquez (SM) 87’)
Palestino 1-2 U. Española (L. Monje (UE) 37’, S. Jaime (UE) 59’, C. Herrera (PA) 91’)
U. La Calera 1-0 U. San Felipe (B. Rodríguez (ULC) 63’)
All the goals from the weekend.