Curicó 1 – Ñublense 2: Visitors secure points with win at Estadio La Granja

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Curicó on home loss to Ñublense at Estadio La Granja on Monday. Curicó arrived with the intention of improving their league position after a 1-1 draw against Audax Italiano. Ñublense were coming off the back of a 2-0 win against Huachipato. Curicó and Ñublense currently occupy 3rd and 2nd spots in the league, with 48 points and 51 points respectively after 29 matches.

Curicó started strongly in the first half, when Mario Sandoval found the net, 8 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as Alexander Aravena equalised for Ñublense on the 34 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-1.

Ñublense continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Nicolas Guerra on the 60 minute mark, seing the match finish 2-1.

Both managers used the full entitlement. Substitutions for Curicó included Felipe Fritz, Diego Coelho and Martin Cortes for Rony Albornoz, Bayron Oyarzo and Yerson Opazo, respectively, Ñublense brought on Manuel Rivera, Fernando Cordero and Enzo Guerrero to replace Matias Moya, Nicolas Guerra and Alexander Aravena.

The referee booked ten players. Bayron Oyarzo, Fabian Cerda and Mario Sandoval from Curicó, who saw yellow cards and Mario Sandoval (2 yellow cards), sent off with a red, as well as for Ñublense Bernardo Cerezo, Nicolas Vargas, Nicolas Guerra, Jovany Campusano, Manuel Rivera and Nicola Perez also seeing yellows.

Curicó will play away against Coquimbo Unido, while Ñublense will face Colo Colo at home.

Technical card:
Curicó Unido:Fabian Cerda, Juan Pablo Gomez, Jose Rojas, Franco Bechtholdt, Yerson Opazo (Martin Cortes, min.85), Mario Sandoval, Agustin Nadruz, Bayron Oyarzo (Diego Coelho, min.66), Rony Albornoz (Felipe Fritz, min.56), Federico Castro and Rodrigo Holgado
Ñublense:Nicola Perez, Bernardo Cerezo, Rafael Caroca, Nicolas Vargas, Jovany Campusano, Patricio Rubio, Lorenzo Reyes, Federico Mateos, Nicolas Guerra (Fernando Cordero, min.82), Matias Moya (Manuel Rivera, min.72) and Alexander Aravena (Enzo Guerrero, min.90)
Stadium:Estadio La Granja
Goals:Mario Sandoval (1-0, min. 8), Alexander Aravena (1-1, min. 34) and Nicolas Guerra (1-2, min. 60)