Universidad de Chile maintained their position at the top of the table with their sixth win in a row courtesy of two late goals against Rangers in an action packed weekend of football. O’Higgins, Santiago Wanderers and Iquique who take up the three positions behind La U also managed wins on the weekend to maintain the pressure on the league leaders.
La Serena bounced back from a last start loss with a 2-1 win over Unión San Felipe in the round’s first match with a brace from Fernando De la Fuente cancelling out Claudio Latorre 19th minute opener.
Santiago Wanderers moved into outright third position after thrashing Cobresal 5-2 in front of their home fans with Sebastián Ubilla maintaining his lead at the top of the goalscoring charts with a brace. Ubilla wasn’t the only with a brace with Juan Gonzalo Lorca grabbing two after Sebastián Rusculleda had opened the scoring for the home team. Sitting three points back from Wanderers are Iquique who defeated Universidad de Concepción 2-0 whilst Palestino and Antofagasta shared the points in a 0-0 draw. In the day’s other matches Audax Italiano continued its recent run of good form with a 2-0 defeat of Universidad Católica with goals from Bryan Carrasco and Felipe Mora and Ángel Carreño’s 21st minute goal gave Unión La Calera a 1-0 victory over Unión Española.
Sunday saw O’Higgins continue Cobreloa’s recent run of poor form with a 1-0 victory, a win that saw them maintain their second position on the table. Colo Colo’s “win one, loss one” season continued as they defeated Huachipato 3-0 with Carlos Muñoz grabbing a brace. In the weekend’s last match two late goals from Peruvian Raúl Ruidíaz saw Universidad de Chile defeat Rangers 2-0 and make it six wins in a row.
Primera Division Campeonato de Apertura 2012, tenth round
La Serena 2-1 U. San Felipe (C. Latorre (USF) 19’, F. de la Fuente (LS) 50’ & 54′)
S. Wanderers 5-2 Cobresal (S. Rusculleda (SW) 12’, J.G. Lorca (SW) 17’ & 34′, S. Ubilla (SW) 42’ & 70′, P. Pallante (CBS) 50’, M.Á. Cuellar (CBS) 58’)
Iquique 2-0 U. Concepción (M. Lepe (UDC) (og), 26’, Á. Ramos (IQQ) 74’)
Palestino 0-0 Antofagasta
A. Italiano 2-0 U. Católica (F. Mora (AI) 55’, B. Carrasco (AI) 79’)
U. La Calera 1-0 U. Española (Á. Carreño (ULC) 21’)
Cobreloa 0-1 O’Higgins (R. Fernández (OHI) 56’)
Huachipato 0-3 Colo Colo (C. Muñoz (CC) 11’ & 90′, E. Paredes (CC) 45′)
U. de Chile 2-0 Rangers (R. Ruidíaz (UCH) 84’ & 93′)
Santiago Wanders 5-2 Cobresal
Huachipato 0-3 Colo Colo
Universidad de Chile 2-0 Rangers