In the image, Walter Montillo (c) from Universidad de Chile disputes the ball with Juan Manuel Insaurralde (d) and Carlos Carmona (l) from Colo Colo today, during a match of the ninth round of the Chilean National Soccer Championship in Santiago de Chile Chile). . / Elvis González
Santiago de Chile, Sep 6 . .- The University of Chile and Colo Colo shared the points this Sunday in the Chilean superclassic after equalizing a goal in a locked match, especially in the first half, and whose result did not give them serves neither team for their championship aspirations.
The first goal was made by Colo Colo on their first approach, in the 12th minute of the match, after a cross by Pablo Mouche that was converted by Esteban Paredes, who with it added his sixteenth goal in the classics.
The equalizer would not come until the 47th minute of the game, thanks to a left-footed shot from Gonzalo Espinoza, who got the ball to the edge of the area after several rejections after a corner kick.
The match was very friction, especially in the first half, in which many fouls were called and up to five yellow cards were shown.
Colo Colo, which with this tie maintained its seven-year streak without losing to its great rival, based its strategy on the counterattack, defending with two lines of four, trying to steal the ball and go quickly towards the opposite goal.
The U of Chile began playing in an orderly but shy way and it was not until the final stretch of the first half and throughout the second half that they took risks and showed more aggressiveness.
The blue team had some opportunities in the two shots of Nicolás Guerra and Matías Rodríguez, which were saved by the goalkeeper Brayan Cortés, and especially in hand-to-hand between Joaquín Larrivey and the goalkeeper, already in the 74th minute of the game, but the striker Argentine erred in the definition.
Just four minutes earlier, the Albo team also had a clear chance to have increased the score, after a cross from Matías Fernández to Nicolás Blandi, who headed the ball into the area but the ball escaped over the crossbar.
With this result, the U of Chile was fourth in the table with 16 points and looks from afar at the 22 units that the tournament leader has, the Universidad Católica, which this day beat Coquimbo 4-1.
Meanwhile, Colo Colo ranked fourteenth in the standings with 8 units, only three more than the relegation places.