Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Daniel Boyle0
Classic Pattern Sees Title Race Heat Up
The classic result of recent years. A visit to Pedrero seeing Universidad de Chile leave Estadio Monumental empty handed.
A 2-0 victory for Colo Colo as brought energy to a title race that could have been deemed almost over with a different result. With the superclásico always a heated environment, the dismissals of experienced defenders José Rojas and Osvaldo González for the visitors made things even more difficult.
The loss added to a run of 13 years that has not seen a victory for Universidad de Chile at the Estadio Monumental. While some players lashed out at the officialdom, coach Martin Lasarte called Colo Colo’s win “legitimate”, saying that his team was not good enough on the day.
Opposition coach Hector Tapía described his team’s performance as “absolutely superior” to that of “La U”, with the scoreboard showing a reflection of that line of thinking. Both goals came in the second half, with Esteban Paredes opening the scoring, and Jean Beausejour sealing the match.
The victory for Colo Colo sees things heat up at the top, with Universidad de Chile remaining in front on 28 points, but the Cacique are closing in with 26. Santiago Wanderers have continued their impressive run of form, only one point behind Colo Colo after their over Palestino. Unión Española closed out the round with a 2-1 victory over struggling Cobreloa.
While the heavyweights battle it out on top, Universidad Católica are the forgotten members of the Santiago “big three”. An uninspiring 1-0 loss to newcomers Barnechea sees the cruzados in eleventh position.