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.
“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.
Por nuestra gente que ha desbordado los caminos, por quienes su única alegria es #ColoColo. No abandonen a nuestro pueblo, hagan el máximo esfuerzo. Vamos muchachos estamos con ustedes 💪🏻 siempre positivos, hasta el último segundo.
En la adversidad somos grandes
Vamos @ColoColo pic.twitter.com/3zvRLpbAT2
— Claudio Bravo Muñoz (@C1audioBravo) February 17, 2021
“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.