Unión Española defeat La U to win the first ever Supercopa


Unión Española were crowned the first ever Supacopa champions of Chile after defeating Universidad de Chile 2-0 in the Estadio Bascuñan y Calvo in Antofagasta in what was Dario Franco’s last match in charge of La U.

The match started in a somewhat cagey manner with neither team able to create any clear cut chances in front of goal. It wasn’t until the 36th minute was broken as Gustavo Canales out jumped Juan Ignacio Sills and Roberto Cerceda to head home Sebastián Miranda’s cross.

After the break La U went in search of the equaliser but were still unable to create any real threat to the goal of Diego Sánchez. With twenty minutes to go both teams were reduced to ten men after an altercation between Osvaldo González and goalscorer Gustavo Canales saw them both receive their marching orders from referee Enrique Osses.

La furia roja sealed the first ever Supercopa in the 91st minute when Oscar Hernández knocked in the rebound after Johnny Herrera had initially saved his effort from the penalty spot. Osses awarded the penalty after Bryan Cortés was adjudged to have handled in the area.

Unión Española 2-0 Universidad de Chile


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