The fifth round of the season features a clásico as well as important matches between Universidad de Chile and O’Higgins and Universidad Católica and Unión Española in the battle for early season supremacy whilst surprise early leaders Santiago Wanderers will be hoping to maintain their position on top of the table.
The round gets underway on Friday night with a clásico as Audax Italiano host Palestino in the clásico de colonias with both teams looking to kick start their season with a win. Rangers host the in-form Cobreloa in the first of five matches to take place on Saturday whilst Iquique will look to build on their first win last round when the host Huachipato, who are one spot behind them on the table. The pick of Saturday’s matches has to be the clash between Universidad de Chile and O’Higgins who are only separated by goal difference as they sit in third and fifth positions respectively. Colo Colo will be looking to maintain the pressure of league leaders Santiago Wanderers when they host Universidad de Concepción in the Estadio Monumental before the aforementioned Wanderers travel to La Serena in the last match of the day.
Sunday sees Antofagasta host Unión San Felipe with both teams looking to build on their one win for the season whilst Cobresal and Unión La Calera will be both hoping to break their winning duck when they clash in the day’s second match. The last match of the round sees Unión Española host Universidad Católica in what is somewhat of a dress rehearsal for their Copa Libertadores clash the following week.
Primera Division Campeonato de Apertura 2012, fifth round