Antofagasta 0-2 U. Católica: Fifth-placed Católica secure good road win

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U. Católica defeated Antofagasta 2-0 on Sunday at Regional de Antofagasta. Antofagasta were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 3-0 to Everton Viña del Mar. U. Católica, meanwhile, had secured a point against Audax Italiano in their previous match. Following this match, Antofagasta are now in 16th place on the table and have 26 points while U. Católica sit in 5th with 45 points after 30 matches.

U. Católica found the net first, with a goal from Cesar Pinares just before half-time, saw out the first half 1-0.

U. Católica continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Cesar Pinares found the net once more, 75 minutes in. The match ended with a 2-0 victory for the visitors.

Substitutions for Antofagasta included Jason Flores, Manuel Lopez, Marco Collao and Diego Orellana for Bruno Perez, Adrian Cuadra, Ariel Uribe and Rodrigo Astorga, respectively. U. Católica replaced Clemente Montes, Juan Leiva, Daniel Gonzalez and German Lanaro with Yamil Asad, Cesar Pinares, Raimundo Rebolledo and Jose Pedro Fuenzalida.

There were bookings for Nicolas Penailillo, Federico Bravo and Tobias Figueroa from Antofagasta, and Yamil Asad, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida and Cesar Pinares, for U. Católica.

Technical card:
Antofagasta:Diego Sanchez, Byron Nieto, Rodrigo Astorga (Diego Orellana, min.77), Federico Bravo, Salvador Cordero, Ariel Uribe (Marco Collao, min.77), Adrian Cuadra (Manuel Lopez, min.70), Nicolas Penailillo, Tobias Figueroa, Gabriel Torres and Bruno Perez (Jason Flores, min.55)
U. Católica:Matias Dituro, Raimundo Rebolledo (Daniel Gonzalez, min.78), Branco Ampuero, Gary Kagelmacher, Alfonso Parot, Cesar Pinares (Juan Leiva, min.78), Ignacio Saavedra, Luciano Aued, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (German Lanaro, min.82), Yamil Asad (Clemente Montes, min.61) and Fernando Zampedri
Stadium:Regional de Antofagasta
Goals:Cesar Pinares (0-1, min. 45) and Cesar Pinares (0-2, min. 75)