Colo Colo vs Católica this weekend
On Sunday, April 21, Colo Colo will welcome Universidad Católica to Estadio Monumental David Arellano for one of the oldest derbies in Chile.
SANTIAGO — Some Colo Colo fans may argue that the game against Universidad de Chile is the biggest of their season, but as far as traditional derbies go the match against Católica is undoubtedly a clasico.
Universidad Católica will go into the game with an in-form team, sporting the second-best away record in the league, while Colo Colo have won back-to-back games, coming from behind to beat San Marcos Arica 3-2 in their last match.
They will be full of confidence, but it’s fair to say form goes out of the window on derby days.
Since the sacking of Claudio Borghi in 2008, none of the 10 successive coaches have lasted longer than a year. Colo Colo have been a shadow of their former selves, having not won a trophy since 2009, and with off-field drama dominating the headlines they’ve seen their rivals overtake them in the league.
Católica currently sit in fourth place, two places above Colo Colo, and with only four points between first and fourth, Católica will want to grab all three points not only for bragging rights but to keep their title hopes alive.
The last few games have seen Carlos Muñoz in great goal scoring form and if Católica want to leave Estadio Monumental David Arellano with a result they will have to keep him quiet.
Probable line-up for Colo Colo: E Lobos, C Vilches, L Mena, J Domínguez, G Fierro, J Fuenzalida, E Pavez, E Vecchio, C Baeza, E Hernández, C Muñoz
Probable line-up for Universidad Católica: C Toselli, A Parot, E Andía, M Biskupovic, R Valenzuela, F Cordero, M Rios, S Peralta, G Sepúlveda, I Sosa, N Castillo
Where: Estadio Monumental David Arellano Santiago de Chile
Referee: Enrique Osses