Antofagasta 2 – Unión 0: Visitors to Regional de Antofagasta leave with nothing

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Antofagasta banked all three points against the Unión Española in a 2-0 victory on Sunday, at Regional de Antofagasta. Antofagasta were looking forward to playing again after losing 1-0 to Huachipato in their last match. Unión were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Antofagasta and Unión currently occupy 15th and 9th spots in the table, with 23 points and 37 points respectively after 28 matches.

Antofagasta dominated the first half, when Gabriel Torres gave them the lead just before half-time

Antofagasta continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, when Gabriel Torres found the net once more in the 68th minute, leaving the final score at 2-0.

Substitutions for Antofagasta included Marco Collao, Cristian Diaz, Brayan Hurtado, Jason Flores and Eric Ahumada for Bruno Perez, Diego Orellana, Manuel Lopez, Gabriel Torres and Ariel Uribe, respectively. Unión brought on Sebastian Leyton, Benjamin Galdames, Ignacio Jara and Thomas Galdames, to replace Gabriel Norambuena, Diego Acevedo, Felipe Massri and Jose Luis Aranda.

There were bookings for Paulo Magalhaes and Marco Collao from Antofagasta. For Unión, Sebastian Leyton and Valentin Vidal saw yellow.

Antofagasta will next travel to Everton Viña del Mar, while Unión will face Coquimbo Unido at home.

Technical card:
Antofagasta:Diego Sanchez, Byron Nieto, Adrian Cuadra, Rodrigo Astorga, Paulo Magalhaes, Ariel Uribe (Eric Ahumada, min.87), Bruno Perez (Marco Collao, min.54), Nicolas Penailillo, Diego Orellana (Cristian Diaz, min.76), Gabriel Torres (Jason Flores, min.86) and Manuel Lopez (Brayan Hurtado, min.76)
Unión Española:Miguel Pinto, Jose Luis Aranda (Thomas Galdames, min.82), Valentin Vidal, Jonathan Villagra, Luis Alberto Pavez, Felipe Massri (Ignacio Jara, min.76), Bryan Rabello, Diego Acevedo (Benjamin Galdames, min.76), Bastian Yanez, Gabriel Norambuena (Sebastian Leyton, min.46) and Leandro Garate
Stadium:Regional de Antofagasta
Goals:Gabriel Torres (1-0, min. 44) and Gabriel Torres (2-0, min. 68)