Everton and Universidad Católica left open on Wednesday the key to the knockout stages of the Copa Chile 2021 by equalizing without goals in the first leg, played at the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar. An encounter without much emotion was observed tonight in the Garden City. Too much inconsequential play in the midfield, with a lot of people in that area, and little time lasted the ball to the teams. The best chances to level were at the expense of the three-time national football champion and with a protagonist: Diego Buonanotte. At 41′ the UC reached the bottom with the ‘Dwarf’, who took a shot inside the area that forced a great reaction from goalkeeper Luis Santelices.Ya in the complement, at 51′, the ’18’ of the crusaders was again close to breaking the zero. After a bad start by goalkeeper Luis Santelices, Felipe Gutiérrez stole the ball and gave it to Buonanotte, who with the goal at his disposal hit him in a hurry from the right and deflected. The third clearest chance of the match again was for UC and again at the feet of the river plate, in the 69th minute. Combination between Felipe Gutierrez and Diego Buonanotte and the Argentine took a shot from outside the area that hit the horizontal. The ‘ruleteros’ just had a clear in the final stretch of the duel, specifically at 79′. Center to the area that found Rodrigo Echeverria alone, who took a cross header that went just over the crossbar. The rematch of this key of eighths will be played at 15:00 hours on Saturday, July 3 at the San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium. The winner of this series will clash in the quarterfinals of the Copa Chile with whoever comes out of the clash between O’Higgins and Ñublense.
translated from Spanish: Copa Chile: UC equalized in Viña with Everton in the first leg of the knockout stages
July 1, 2021 |