O’Higgins 1 – Antofagasta 0: Visitors leave El Teniente empty handed

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O’Higgins banked all three points against the Antofagasta in a 1-0 victory on Saturday, at El Teniente. Both teams arrived at the challenge after previous wins. O’Higgins were looking to pick up points, following a 1-0 victory against Coquimbo Unido. Antofagasta were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Ñublense in their last match. O’Higgins and Antofagasta currently occupy 7th and 14th spots in the league, with 35 points and 22 points respectively after 24 matches.

It was an impressive opening from O’Higgins, when Matias Donoso gave them the lead, 30 minutes in. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for O’Higgins included Sebastian Ubilla, Juan Fuentes, Diego Carrasco and Francisco Arancibia for Matias Donoso, Gaston Lodico, Matias Marin and Facundo Barcelo, respectively. Antofagasta brought on Adrian Cuadra, Ariel Uribe, Andres Souper and Manuel Lopez, to replace Camilo Rodriguez, Gabriel Torres, Salvador Cordero and Jason Flores.

There were bookings for Camilo Moya, Diego Gonzalez Torres, Pablo Hernandez, Matias Donoso and Antonio Diaz from O’Higgins. For Antofagasta, Salvador Cordero, Camilo Rodriguez, Nicolas Penailillo, Federico Bravo and Byron Nieto saw yellow.

O’Higgins next face Unión La Calera while Antofagasta are at home to Curicó Unido.

Technical card:
O’Higgins:Alexis Martin, Fabian Hormazabal, Antonio Diaz, Diego Gonzalez Torres, Fausto Grillo, Pablo Hernandez, Camilo Moya, Matias Marin (Diego Carrasco, min.86), Matias Donoso (Sebastian Ubilla, min.65), Facundo Barcelo (Francisco Arancibia, min.90) and Gaston Lodico (Juan Fuentes, min.66)
Antofagasta:Diego Sanchez, Camilo Rodriguez (Adrian Cuadra, min.46), Rodrigo Astorga, Federico Bravo, Juan Cornejo, Nicolas Penailillo, Byron Nieto, Gabriel Torres (Ariel Uribe, min.59), Salvador Cordero (Andres Souper, min.73), Tobias Figueroa and Jason Flores (Manuel Lopez, min.80)
Stadium:El Teniente
Goals:Matias Donoso (1-0, min. 30)