Audax Italiano was at the head of the standings in the 2021 National Championship on Monday by defeating Universidad de Chile 2-1, in a match played at the Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua and which closed the ninth round of the tournament. The cast of cologne went from less to more in the court of O’Higgins, where it served as a local, to account for an opaque blue set, which could not maintain the initial advantage on the scoreboard. In the standings, the Florida team reached 16 units and by goal difference (+4) climbed to the top. With the same score and +1 it is followed by O’Higgins. Meanwhile, the ‘U’ suffered its second consecutive defeat and continues to leave more doubts than certainties in its game. They were in twelfth place in the table with 11 points. It was not a well-played match in Rancagua, but both teams presented a lot of intensity and desire. Audax exhibited more footballing arguments than the collegiate cast, especially in the second period, enough to keep the three points. When the first period was going, the team led by Rafael Dudamel took the lead. After a hand in the area of Fabian Torres, ratified in the VAR, Joaquin Larrivey stood in the 42 minutes from 11 meters and did not fail with a low shot to his right. Already in the complement, those of Pablo ‘Vitamina’ Sánchez were applied and managed to turn the story. At 57′ Gonzalo Espinoza lost the ball at the start, Gonzalo Álvarez tried a shot and the rebound was left to Joaquín Montecinos, who inside the area faced and with a cross shot put the 1-1.Already in the final stretch of the match, in the 76 minutes, arrived the second goal of the Audinos. Corner kick from the left, was stuck the goal Fernando De Paul and Carlos Labrín anticipated everyone and with a header put the second. For the tenth date of the championship, Audax Italiano will visit Ñublense on Monday, June 7, while Universidad de Chile will visit Palestino on Saturday, June 5.