Away teams prevail in first leg of semi-finals

Both Universidad de Chile and Cobreloa grabbed the advantage in their respective semi-finals after both teams won away in the first legs on the weekend.

For the second week in a row a late goal saw Cobreloa triumph as they defeated Colo Colo 3-2 in the Estadio Monumental. It was a 93rd minute goal from Nicolás Tecco that gave Cobreloa the advantage going into the second leg as it looked it would be all square after an 83rd minute goal from Esteban Paredes had brought the scoreline back to 2-2. The home side opened the scoring in the 19th as José Pedro Fuenzalida found the back. However the lead was short lived as Javier Elizondo equalised for the visitors three minutes later before Sebastián Roco put them one up in the 60th minute. The return leg will be played on Tuesday in the Estadio Municpal.

In the weekend second match Universidad de Chile defeated Universidad Católica 2-1 in an ill-tempered clásico universitario that saw los cruzados finish the match with nine men. In front of their home fans, Católica got off to the start they were after Kevin Harbottle found the back of the net in the 21st minute. However a goal from Charles Aránguiz just before the half-time break saw the teams go into half-time on level terms. In the space of eight minutes it all went pear shaped for the home sided as first inspirational captain Milovan Mirosevic received his second yellow card in the 64th minute, then an Eugenio Mena goal in the 71st minute saw La “U” grab the lead before Jorge Ormeño got his marching orders in the 72nd minute. The return leg will be played on Thursday.

Primera Division Campeonato de Clausura 2011, semi-final fixtures, first leg

Colo Colo 2-3 Cobreloa (J.P. Fuenzalida (CC) 19′, J. Elizondo (CBA) 22′, S. Roco (CBA) 60′, E. Paredes (CC) 88′, N. Tecco (CBA) 93′)
U. Católica 1-2 U. de Chile (K. Harbottle (UC) 21′, C. Aránguiz (UCH) 41′, E. Mena (UCH) 71′)

Colo Colo 2-3 Cobreloa

U. Católica 1-2 U. de Chile

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