(AGENCIA ONE) – Colo Colo saved the category and will continue in the national football honor series by beating Universidad de Concepción by the minimum count this Wednesday, in the game for the permanence that was played at the Fiscal Stadium in Talca.
The albos finally end with smiles and hugs a 2020 campaign to be forgotten, while those of the ‘Campanil’ will play the 2021 season in the second category of Chilean professional football.
Nerves took over the encounter at the start. The actions were blocked, with few arrivals to the porticoes and with continuous fouls on one side and the other. The game was very cut.
The first in-depth warning was for the ‘Cacique’, at 2 minutes. Ignacio Jara received at the entrance of the area and took a powerful left foot that found the good reaction of goalkeeper Guillermo Reyes.
The albos proposed a little more in the field and those of the ‘Campanil’ bet on the long ball, although without doing damage. That until minute 19, when the unevenness on the scoreboard and the saving goal for the ‘popula’ cast arrived.
With his speed and skill, the young Argentine winger Pablo Solari became an amusement park, he entered the area avoiding rivals and when everyone was waiting for the center he took a strong left foot that violated the resistance of the Penquista goal.
Already in the complement, the team led by Hugo Balladares slightly advanced the lines and that allowed him to approach the area of a Colo Colo with danger that it was difficult for him to have the ball.
At 71 ‘the tie was close. Cecilio Waterman held the ball in the area and took a turnaround shot that met with great reaction from Bryan Cortés, who saved with his left foot.
Shortly after, at 73 minutes, Gustavo Quinteros’s men had the clearest of the 45 seconds. Pablo Solari gained speed on the left and instead of taking the center off the goal, a ball that Reyes managed to hand and then hit the horizontal.
Already entering the final stretch, the duel became tense and hot again. The last clear was Colo Colo, at 85 ‘, with an entry by Iván Morales with an advantage, but it took a long time to define and was anticipated by a defender.
Note that at 90 + 7 minutes Leandro Diaz was expelled in the southern box, for an iron on Jeysson Rojas.
The ‘Cacique’ endured in the moment of truth the pressure of being able to fall for the first time in its history to the First B, while Universidad de Concepción joins Deportes Iquique and Coquimbo Unido as the teams that said goodbye to the highest category .