translated from Spanish: Colo Colo moves to the Chile Cup final after beating UC on penalties

Colo Colo signed up on Saturday in the Copa Chile final by defeating Universidad Católica 4–2 in a 4–2 penalty, following a one-goal draw in the regular 90 minutes. The Crusader draw began better in the sowing of the ‘Pije’ compound, with a marked intensity in the right sector through José Pedro Fuenzalida and an asset Gastón Lezcano.Meanwhile, the team of Mario Salas bet on the rapid exit through Leonardo Valencia by the center and Marco Bolados by the band. Little showed the ‘Cacique’ at the start. Despite the best game of the pupils of Ariel Holan, the Albo ensemble presented the best opportunity to uneven in the first stage. At 14 minutes, the ball surpassed a crusader defender, left to Gabriel Costa who shot solo, but the punchline found the remarkable resistance with The feet of Matías Dituro.The best of UC arrived at 25′. Measured center of José Pedro Fuenzalida from the right and incredibly Fernando Zampedri, alone, hit him with the shoulder and over the crossbar. Already at the beginning of the add-on, the game focused on a midfield and occasions were scarce in both porches. The highest incidence of the encounter arrived at 68 minutes and with the VAR that debuted as an absolute protagonist. Referee Roberto Tobar claimed a helping hand from Juan Manuel Insaurralde behind Fernando Zampedri.Luciano Aued stood at 70′ in front of the ball and did not fail with a shot slightly to his left, while Brayan Cortés darted to the other side. In the final stretch of the brega he passed everything. At 84 minutes Dituro was remarkable to win in one hand with Nicolas Blandi and at 89′ Cortés was lent to block with his hands a solo shot of Fuenzalida.Then, at 90+2′, the VAR reappeared. Tobar appreciated in the images a hand of Juan Cornejo in the ‘hot zone’ and Leonardo Valencia charged the maximum penalty in goal. The key ended up rubbing from the 12 steps, where the top winner of the Copa Chile prevailed 4-2 and reached the ticket to the final. For the Albos marked Fernández, Barroso, Insaurralde and Valencia.By UC, meanwhile, they scored Fuenzalida and Zampedri, while Aued and Puch missed their pitches. There will be a superclassic in the final, as Colo Colo will face the title with the University of Chile in duel to be played on January 22 in Temuco.

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