Four playoff spots already sewn up

Universidad de Chile, Colo Colo, Audax Italiano and Cobreloa all confirmed their places in playoffs with two rounds to go whilst at the other end of the table the relegation battle is well and truly heating up.

All but one of the top four teams all wrapped up their places in the post-season playoffs with a win with Colo Colo the only team not to win on the weekend. Los albos went down 2-0 to O’Higgins in an unhappy return for Ivo Basay as he returned to his old stomping ground. TheRancaguans who have slid down the table since Basay’s departure had Sebastian Pïnto to thank for both of their goals in the 30th and 34th minutes respectively.

Universidad de Chile confirmed that they will finish the regular season on top of the table after defeating Huachipato 5-3 in an eight goal thriller. Gustavo Canales, who has only just returned from injury, quickly found his scoring touch with goals in the 77th and 90th minutes. The lost leaves Huachipato periously close to the relegation playoff spots.

Two goals in the last three minutes saw Universidad Católica defeat Unión Española 2-1 , leaving their rivals with the possibility of missing playoff action come the end of the season. At the foot of the table Santiago Morning, although still in one of the automatic relegation spots, jumped ahead of Ñublense, after they defeated Palestino 4-2. For the record, Ñublense lost 2-0 to the aforementioned Audax Italiano.

Despite defeating Unión San Felipe 2-1, Universidad de Concepción is still in one of the relegation playoff spots with Santiago Wanderers who lost 2-1 to Cobresal. The loss for Unión San Felipe meant they are only ahead of the Wanderers on goal difference.

Primera Division Campeonato de Clausura 2011, fifteenth round

A. Italiano 2-0 Ñublense (M. Campos Toro (AI) 54′, F. Pereyra (AI) 84′)
Palestino 2-4 S. Morning (J. Fernándes (PA) 17’, F. Flores (SM) 38′ & 47′, M. Gómez (SM) 42′, N. Canales (PA) 56′, F. Arrué (SM) 57′)
U. Concepción 2-1 U. San Felipe (M. Urbano (USF) 7’, R. Ramos (UDC) 71’ & 82′)
U. Española 1-2 U. Católica (D. Scotti (UE) 74′, C. Carignano (UC) 88′, H. Martínez (UC) 90′)
U. La Calera 1-2 Iquique (R. Órdenes (ULC) 12′, Á. Ramos (IQQ) 70′, J. Rebolledo (IQQ) 93′)
O’Higgins 2-0 Colo Colo (S. Pïnto (OHI) 30′ & 34′)
Cobresal 2-1 La Serena (M.Á. Cuellar (CL) 42’ & 65′, J. Sanchez Sotelo (LS) 50’)
Cobreloa 1-0 S. Wanderers (N. Trecco (CB) 9’)
U. de Chile 5-3 Huachipato (E. Vargas (UCH) 4’, F. Castro (UCH) 12′, J. Rossi (HU) 15′ & 85′, M. Rodríguez (UCH) 33′, C. Cortés (HU) 55′, G. Canales (UCH) 77′ & 90′)

Universidad de Chile 5-3 Huachipato

Photo taken from terra.cl
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