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

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

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

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

A brilliant individual play from the 19-year-old winger gave Colo-Colo a 19th-minute lead and their most vital 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 might love to remain in what’s the largest 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 an important place in my coronary heart.”

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

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

Claudio Bravo and Arturo Vidal had been amongst former Colo-Colo gamers that sent messages of encouragement to the team.

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

“We had a variety of gamers lacking, we had a closing 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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