Los cruzados go three points clear

Universidad Católica became the outright leader in the Apetura after with a 2-0 win over Ñublense in the last match of the round as rivals Unión La Calera lost to a resurgent Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile were unable to play their match against Cobresal due to a tsunami warning.

Second half goals Juan Eluchans and José Luis Villanueva was enough for los cruzados to take all three points against a struggling Ñublense outfit who are currently sitting second last on the table ahead of only La Serena. Meanwhile early season title rivals Unión La Calera lost to a resurgent Colo Colo outfit as goals to Lucas Wilchez and José Pedro Fuenzalida saw them run out 2-0 in the Monumental.

Universidad de Chile were unable to bridge the gap on their rivals after their match against Cobresal was postponed after the coastal city of El Salvador was put on tsunami alert after the earthquake off the coast of Japan. A future date for this fixture has yet to be decided. As those around them stumbled, Rancaguan side O’Higgins jumped up into third place with 3-2 win on the road at Cobreloa with a 73rd minute Boris Sagredo goal sealing the win.

Primera A Campeonato de Apertura 2011, eighth round

Colo Colo 2-0 U. La Calera (L. Wilchez (CC) 53′, J.P. Fuenzalida (CC) 66′)
U. Concepción 1-0 A. Italiano (M. Aceval (UCo) 37′)
U. San Felipe 2-1 Huachipato (J. Vera (HU) 66′, N. Trecco (USF) 68′, V. Meza (USF) 84′)
Iquique 4-1 S. Wanderers (R.D. Gigena (IQ) 43′, C. Bogado (IQ) 48’, P. López (SW) 49’, M. Dávila (IQ) 79’ & 85′)
Cobreloa 2-3 O’Higgins (D. González (CA) 2′, J.G. Lorca (OH) 3’, L. Núñez (OH) 15’, F. Rojas (CA) 52’, B. Sagredo (OH) 71’)
La Serena 2-3 Palestino (N. Canales (PA) 10’ & 25′, J. Sánchez (LS) 20’, M. Pardo (LS) 24’,C. Henríquez (PA) 71’)
S. Morning 1-1 U. Española (F. Arrué (SM) 18′, S. Jaime (UE) 44′)
U. Católica 2-0 Ñublense (J. Eluchans (UC) 57′, J.L. Villanueva (UC) 86′)
Photo taken from anfp.cl
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