Unión Española 3-1 O’Higgins

Leonardo Monje

It was a night of celebration in the Estadio Santa-Laura Universidad SEK as Unión Española consolidated their place in the play-off positions, – bringing them into the reckoning for the race to qualify for the Copa Libatadroes – defeating O’Higgins 3-1 in an exciting encounter, which saw Leonardo Monje score his 100th career goal and then follow it up with a second to begin his quest for the next 100.

Both teams were happy to take risks and pass from the back, but when the moment appeared explode into an attacking force with quick, sharp passing. In the end the difference between the two teams their defending. With Uruguayan Diego Scotti sitting in front of a back three that included Ecuadorian internationalist, and ex-Birmingham defender, Giovanny Espinoza, Unión Española had the necessary defensive experience and solidity to complement their attacking verve.

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