Campeonato Clausura 2015: Week Fourteen Review

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Week fourteen saw Cobresal maintain their four point lead at the top of the table whilst title challengers Colo Colo and Universidad Católica bounced from their losses last weekend to keep the pressure on.

A fifth minute goal from Matias Donoso was enough for Cobresal to see off Ñublense 1-0 in the Estadio Municipal La Pintana. Whilst the win sees Cobresal maintain their advantage at the top of the table, Ñublense are very much in relegation trouble with three rounds remaining in the season.

Also winning 1-0 were Colo Colo who saw off Audax Italiano courtesy of Emiliano Vecchio’s twelfth minute effort. The result also sees Audax teetering on the edge of the relegation zone. Meanwhile Universidad Católica bounced back from the clásico loss with a 4-2 defeat of Unión La Calera in the weekend’s opening fixture and they currently sit five points off top spot.

Universidad de Chile continued their recent resurgence with a 4-0 defeat of Cobreloa, a loss that has them also staring down the barrel of relegation. La U had four different goal scorers with Gustavo Canales, Paulo Magalhaes, Maxi Rodriguez and Gustavo Lorenzetti all getting on the scoresheet.

Barnechea are all but relegated as they went down 4-1 to Huachipato in the weekend’s final match, bouncing back from their heavy defeat at the hands of Cobreloa the week before in style. Other winners on the weekend were Palestino, who built on their midweek Copa Libertadores win with a 3-2 defeat of Universidad de Concepción; Unión Española, who saw off Iquique 1-0; and Antofagasta, who secured an important 2-0 victory over Santiago Wanderers. The weekend’s other match saw O’Higgins and San Marcos de Arica share the soils in a scoreless draw.

Primera Division Torneo Clausura 2015, Round fourteen results

U. Católica 4-2 U. La Calera (R. Gutierrez (UC) 1′, T. Charles (ULC) 15′, J.L. Munoz (UC) 20′, D. Rojas (UC), P. Rosales (ULC) 27′, T. Charles (ULC)(og) 91′)
Palestino 3-2 U. Concepción (F. Portillo (UDC) 9′, P. Munoz (UDC) 31′, L. Valencia (PAL) 56′, M. Riquelme (PAL) 60′, J. Guajardo (PAL) 71′)
S. Wanderers 0-2 Antofagasta (G. Martinez (ANT) 75′, M. Jadue (ANT) 82′)
U. Chile 4-0 Cobreloa (G. Canales (UCH) 27′, P. Magalhaes (UCH) 38′, M. Rodriguez (UCH) 50′, G. Lorenzetti (UCH) 86′)
Cobresal 1-0 Ñublense (M. Donoso (CBS) 5′)
SM Arica 0-0 O’Higgins
Iquique 0-1 U. Española (C. Salom (UE) 22′)
A. Italiano 0-1 Colo Colo (E. Vecchio (CC) 12′)
Huachipato 4-1 Barnechea (C. Espinoza (HUA) 18′, H. Mancilla (HUA) 23′ & 50′, A. Vilches (HUA) 36′, F. Ibanez (BAR) 70′)

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