(EFE) – Catholic University won 2-1 at International in Santiago de Chile and qualified for South American Cup after the 1-1 draw in added time of the Gremio at home against the Colombian America, in the matches of the sixth round of Group E of the Libertadores Cup.
With two goals from Fernando Zampedri, the Chilean team turned a difficult and high intensity match.
Católica was in third position in the table with 7 points and manages to stay in international tournaments, in an attempt to homologate his solid campaign in the Chilean championship on a continental level.
For their part, the Colorados were classified in second place in the group with 8 units.
Holan’s team went out to seek victory with multiple attacks in the first quarter of an hour of the match, without specifying.
It was D’Alessandro who opened the account from 12 steps to minute 24 for Internacional, after a hand from César Pinares in his own area when crossing a ball with his hands up.
The response of the Crusaders was not long in coming: a Zampedri shot connected from outside the area bounced off a defender and the ball went over goalkeeper Lomba to the Colorados’ net.
It was not until the 88th minute that, after a bad start by the Inter goalkeeper, Zampedri connected a Chilean that gave the victory to the university students.
Possession was balanced during the first half and both teams missed opportunities to score.
At minute 17 of the game, Dituro blocked a shot from D’Alessadro after Rebolledo’s error in the exit.
A crossbar from Pinares at minute 19 endangered the Brazilian team’s goal.
At 31, a Chilean from the extreme Edson Puch almost slipped through Lomba’s angle.
Unchanged at the start of the second half, the physical demands of the match remained.
At minute 73, Alberto overtook Dituro and left a ball that almost passed the goal line.