We are slowly making our way to the business end of the Apertura season with Universidad de Chile run deep into the Copa Libertadores meaning that it won’t be until late June, early July before the Champion is crowned. Joining La U in the semi-finals are O’Higgins, Colo Colo and Unión Española.
The semi-final action kicks off this Saturday with Unión Española hosting O’Higgins at the Estadio Santa Laura with los hispanos looking to make their first final since the Apertura season of 2009. O’Higgins for their part will be looking to make their first ever final having never won a Primera Division. The return leg will be played the following Saturday in Rancagua.
Sunday sees the second semi-final take place and it doesn’t much bigger than the supercláscio between Universidad de Chile and Colo Colo. For the first time in the history of Chile’s biggest domestic match, the clash will take place behind closed doors in the Estadio Monumental due to trouble at a recent Colo Colo match. Los albos would like nothing more than knocking off their fierce rivals, who are fighting for trophies on two fronts and will come into the match coming off a clash with Argentinean giants, Boca Juniors. The return leg will be played the following Sunday in the Estadio Nacional.
Primera Division Campeonato de Apertura 2012, semi finals, first leg
U. Española vs. O’Higgins (Sat 16:00, Santa Laura)
Colo Colo vs. U. de Chile (Sun 15:30, Monumental)
Primera Division Campeonato de Apertura 2012, semi finals, second leg