Colo-Colo keep away from first relegation in 96-year historical past of membership


Chilean facet Colo-Colo averted being relegated for the primary time within the membership’s 96-year historical past with a 1-0 win at Universidad Concepcion.

Teenager Pablo Solari, who joined Colo-Colo on mortgage from Argentinian facet Talleres in November, scored his first skilled aim on Wednesday to assist the facet keep up.

A sensible particular person play from the 19-year-old winger gave Colo-Colo a Nineteenth-minute lead and their most necessary win since their 1991 Copa Libertadores victory over Olimpia de Paraguay.

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“I am very excited to have scored a aim in such an event,” Solari stated.

“I’d love to remain in what’s the greatest membership in Chile. It is the place I’ve made my debut and I am by no means going to neglect this. This membership will maintain a vital place in my coronary heart.”

The membership primarily based in Larger Santiago, has gained a report 32 Chilean league titles and 11 Copa Chile trophies. Nonetheless, a dismal marketing campaign left them heading into Wednesday’s relegation decider understanding that solely a win would see them stay within the high flight.

A banner with dying threats aimed toward gamers was displayed on the membership’s coaching floor forward of their journey to Talca.

Claudio Bravo and Arturo Vidal have been amongst former Colo-Colo gamers that despatched messages of encouragement to the workforce.

“I’ve taken an enormous weight off my shoulders,” Colo-Colo coach Gustavo Quinteros stated after the sport.

“We had a number of gamers lacking, we had a ultimate and we gained. This has been an enormous studying course of. Now I am extra keen than ever to win titles with this membership.”

Universidad Concepcion joined Deportes Iquique and Coquimbo Unido within the second tier.





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