Football Universidad de Chile vs Universidad de Concepcion. Photo: ANFP/Facebook

Published on October 2nd, 2015 | by Daniel Boyle

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Universidad de Chile Win Supercopa Chilena

Universidad de Chile became the third team to lift the Supercopa Chilena, accounting for Universidad de Concepción in Temuco.

Cristian Suárez opened the scoring for the azules in the ninth minute, with Matías Rodríguez making an impact minutes after coming on for the injured Sebastián Ubilla, blasting the second for “La U”. The game wasn’t quite over though, with Fernando Manríquez putting El Campanil on the scoreboard.

The victory could be a shot in the arm for the title hopes of the azules, who are floating in mid-table in the Apertura. Universidad de Chile won the 2014 edition to qualify to play against Universidad de Concepción, winners of the Copa Chile.

The match, played in torrential rain, was the third version of the Supercopa, and Universidad de Chile’s second attempt at the title, having been defeated by Unión Española in the first edition. O’Higgins had their name engraved on the trophy after beating Iquique on penalties in 2014.

The title puts “La U” in line to target Colo Colo’s record of seven years in a row with a trophy. Beginning with the reign of current national team coach Jorge Sampaoli in 2011, the azules have managed a title each year, with the Copa Sudamericana, Copa Chile and a tricampeonato among the spoils.

Colo Colo picked up a host of titles between 1988 and 1994, including the Copa Libertadores in 1991 and Copa Interamericana the following year.

 

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