Dramatic and unusual encounter between the “U” and Antofagasta ended in a draw in the Lieutenant of Rancagua

Universidad de Chile did not know how to defend the advantage and ended up tying this Sunday to two goals at home against Deportes Antofagasta, in a duel played at the El Teniente Stadium and valid for the 24th date of the 2021 National Championship.With equality, the capital team added its third duel in a row without winning and was placed in fifth place in the table with 34 units, 12 of the pointer Colo Colo.The CDA, meanwhile, accumulated its fifth consecutive meeting without celebrating and was in tenth place in the classification with 29 points. An unfortunate encounter for the Blues in Rancagua. Before the initial whistle, the Argentine midfielder Marcelo Cañete was injured in the warm-up and his place was taken by Junior Fernandes.Then, in the 8th minute of play, Fernandes was injured when going to look for a ball and had to be replaced by Lucas Assadi. Not everything would end there, since Franco Lobos suffered a muscle problem and before the half hour he was replaced by Nahuel Luján.Despite the difficulties due to the issue of injuries, the ‘U’ did not show gravel in the game and went ahead at halftime with a 2-0 with goals from Yonathan Andia and Joaquín Larrivey.The former La Calera laner opened the account in the 30th minute, with a powerful cross after a good assist from Luján.Al edge of halftime increased the collegiate cast. A penalty was awarded at the behest of VAR for a hand from Salvador Cordero after a corner kick. The scorer of the tournament stood from the 12 steps to the 45 + 3 ‘ and did not fail with a powerful shot to the middle of the arc defended by Ignacio González.In the complement would come the debacle for those of Esteban Valencia. Antofagasta advanced his lines and the prize for his insistence came in the 62nd minute with an impeccable header from Tobias Figueroa, after center from the left, which snuck past the left stick of Fernando de Paul.Already in the final stretch of the match, the judge did not hesitate to point the penalty point in favor of the ‘Pumas’ for lack of Yonathan Andía on Agustín Ocampo inside the area. At 80′, Eduard Bello beat the blue goalkeeper with a crossed and elevated shot. In the last minutes, the ‘U’ had to regret the departure due to Physical Problems of Andía and the serious knee injury of Nahuel Luján. In addition, Gonzalo Espinoza sent a rejection to the horizontal and Pablo Aránguiz took a rejection that passed near the stick of the visiting goal. For the 25th day of the tournament, the collegiate cast will visit Everton on Saturday, October 9, while the Northerners will receive the same day to Deportes Melipilla …..

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