O’Higgins 1 – Cobresal 0: Visitors to El Teniente leave with nothing

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O’Higgins eased past Cobresal in a 1-0 victory on Saturday at El Teniente. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. O’Higgins were on the hunt for more points following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Unión Española in their previous game. Cobresal, meanwhile, were unable to beat Everton Viña del Mar in a 3-3 draw. O’Higgins and Cobresal are 8th, (38 points) and 6th, (39 points), spots respectively, after 28 matches.

O’Higgins found the net first, thanks to a goal from Facundo Barcelo in the 30th minute to see out the first half 1-0. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for O’Higgins included Esteban Moreira, Facundo Castro and Diego Carreño for Facundo Barcelo, Pablo Hernandez and Matias Donoso, respectively. Cobresal brought on Juan Gaete, Cesar Munder, Pablo Cardenas, Mauro Gonzalez and Oscar Salinas for Nelson Sepulveda, Benjamin Osses, Gaston Lezcano, Guillermo Pacheco and Sebastian Silva.

The referee booked Fabian Hormazabal from O’Higgins and Luis Ureta went off with a red card, while Cobresal’s Sebastian Silva also received a yellow.

O’Higgins will play away against Colo Colo, while Cobresal will face Palestino at home.

Technical card:
O’Higgins:Luis Ureta, Fabian Hormazabal, Brian Torrealba, Fausto Grillo, Antonio Diaz, Diego Fernandez, Pablo Hernandez (Facundo Castro, min.73), Camilo Moya, Gaston Lodico, Matias Donoso (Diego Carreño, min.77) and Facundo Barcelo (Esteban Moreira, min.65)
Cobresal:Leandro Requena, Guillermo Pacheco (Mauro Gonzalez, min.73), Diego Cespedes, Francisco Alarcon, Marcelo Jorquera, Sebastian Silva (Oscar Salinas, min.86), Nelson Sepulveda (Juan Gaete, min.46), Cristopher Mesias, Benjamin Osses (Cesar Munder, min.46), Gaston Lezcano (Pablo Cardenas, min.73) and Cecilio Waterman
Stadium:El Teniente
Goals:Facundo Barcelo (1-0, min. 30)