Copa Sudamericana 2013: Perfect week for Chilean teams


It was a perfect week for all the Chilean teams participating in the Copa Sudamericana after all four teams won their second leg matches and thus all progressed to the next stage of the continental competition.

Universidad de Chile have overcome a two goal first leg deficit to progress to the next stage of the competition after they defeated Bolivian side Real Potosi 5-0 in the second leg held in the Estadio Nacional on Tuesday night. It took until just after the half hour mark for Marco Antonio Figueroa’s men to get on the scoresheet courtesy of Isaac Díaz before Charles Aránguiz levelled the tie up just four minutes before the half time whistle. Aránguiz added a third in the 58th minute before late goals to Díaz, from the penaly spot, and Gustavo Lorenzetti ensured progression to the next stage of the competition.

Universidad de Chile 5-0 Real Potosi

Universidad Católica became the second Chilean to advance after they defeated Cerro Porteño 1-0 in Asunción after they drew the first leg 1-1 last week. The only goal of the game in the 58th minute as Ismael Sosa made it two goals in two games as he headed home a Cristián Álvarez cross. Man of the match for los cruzados was Cristopher Toselli who denied the home side on countless occasions and ensured that his team will have a chance to replicate their efforts of 2012 in the same competition. Next up they will face Ecuadorian side Emelec.

Cerro Porteño 0-1 Universidad Católica

Whilst their league form may not be the best at the moment it is a completely different story when it comes to the continental stage for Colo Colo after they progressed to the next stage of the Copa Sudamericana with a 2-0 victory over El Tanque Sisley in the Estadio Monumental. After defeating their opponents by a solitary goal the week before the result saw los albos progress 3-0 on aggregate courtesy of goals to Fabián Benítez and Javier Toledo in the 13th and 16th minutes respectively.

Colo Colo 2-0 El Tanque Sisley

Probably the biggest surprise of the week involved Cobreloa as they defeated Peñarol 2-0 in the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win their tie by the same scoreline. What made the win even more memorable for los loinis was that they finished the match with only nine men on the pitch after goalkeeper Sebastian Contreras was given a straight red card for bringing down Carlos Núñez just outside the area in the 35th minute and defender Diego Silva was also given a straight red in the 56th minute for a clash with the aforementioned Núñez, who was also given his marching orders.

However Cobreloa had already done the damage against a poor Peñarol outfit with eleven men with goals to Hugo Droguett in the twelfth minute and Gastón Lezcano in the twentieth proving to be the difference between the two sides.

Peñarol 0-2 Cobreloa

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