First of all I would like to apologise for the lack of round-up for the past weekend’s games. A busy weekend meant I was only able to watch 45 minutes worth of football.
In short Rangers won again (away at Universidad Católica), Universidad de Chile came from behind to hand Cobresal their first defeat of the Clausura. Colo Colo, for the second week running, finished with nine men as they drew 1-1 with Santiago Wanderers. Carlos Muñoz, who had earlier scored his fourth in six games, played in goals for the remaining 7 minutes after Reny Vega was sent-off for bringing down a player outside the box. He admitted after the game that he often ‘hits the sticks’ in training. Unión San Felipe were back to their losing ways.
Anyway this post is to let readers know that I will be travelling Europe for the next five weeks so there will be no new posts going up on the site in that time. A busy period of Chilean football. Not only will the Clausura be in full swing but Chile will play Colombia in the World Cup Qualifiers (hopefully a better result than Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat by Ecuador), the Copa Chile will continue towards the knock-out rounds while three sides will be in Copa Sudamericana – Cobreloa and Universidad Católica play a further knock-out round to join Universidad de Chile in the last-16. Also watch out for further developments in the transfer of Ángelo Henríquez to Manchester United.
You won’t be without a resource because if you aren’t already doing so get across to Twitter and follow Neil Zimmerman and his superb http://vivalarojamierda.wordpress.com/. And there is I Love Chile – the world’s premier source for Chilean news in English. Daniel Boyle amongst others provide excellent coverage of the game in the Andean nation with the help of Neil.
See you in five weeks!