La Serena 0-1 Huachipato: Los Acereros dig deep for victory at La Portada

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Huachipato strolled past La Serena with a 1-0 win on Sunday at La Portada. La Serena wanted to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Cobresal. Huachipato were beaten 4-3 in the previous match against Unión La Calera. Following today’s result, La Serena are in 14th place, with 21 points from 22 matches, while Huachipato sit in 11th, with 25 points from 22.

Huachipato started the first half well, when Luciano Nequecaur found the net at the 26 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for La Serena included Bryan Soto, Matias Cortes, Leonardo Valencia, Juan Cavallaro and Matias Fernandez for Cristian Erbes, Jens Buss, Luckas Carreno, Federico Andrada and Santiago Dittborn, repectively. Huachipato brought on Cris Martinez, Juan Sanchez, Juan Cordova, Carlos Lobos and Bastian Roco for Luciano Nequecaur, Maxi Rodriguez, Nicolas Baeza, Claudio Sepulveda and Gonzalo Montes.

The referee booked nine players. Cristian Erbes, Bryan Soto and Rodrigo Brito from La Serena, who saw yellow cards and Leandro Diaz, sent off with a red, as well as for Huachipato Gonzalo Montes, Maxi Rodriguez, Benjamin Gazzolo, Gabriel Castellon and Bastian Roco also seeing yellows.

Huachipato and La Serena will next play away to Cobresal and Everton Viña del Mar respectively.

Technical card:
La Serena:Zacarias Lopez, Rodrigo Brito, Jens Buss (Matias Cortes, min.46), Lucas Alarcon, Ariel Caceres, Cristian Erbes (Bryan Soto, min.40), Santiago Dittborn (Matias Fernandez, min.65), Luckas Carreno (Leonardo Valencia, min.46), Leandro Diaz, Humberto Suazo and Federico Andrada (Juan Cavallaro, min.60)
Huachipato:Gabriel Castellon, Joaquin Gutierrez, Osvaldo Gonzalez, Benjamin Gazzolo, Nicolas Baeza (Juan Cordova, min.75), Gonzalo Montes (Bastian Roco, min.86), Claudio Sepulveda (Carlos Lobos, min.76), Javier Altamirano, Renzo Malanca, Luciano Nequecaur (Cris Martinez, min.69) and Maxi Rodriguez (Juan Sanchez, min.75)
Stadium:La Portada
Goals:Luciano Nequecaur (0-1, min. 26)